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Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath (Benbecula and North Uist) by-election, 2015

Indepndent gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath ward of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on 26 March 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Archie Campbell due to ill health.

Andrew Walker gained the seat as an Independent.

Result

Walker
59.1%
SNP
40.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Independent Andrew Walker 437 59.1% n/a Elected
SNP Roslyn MacPherson 302 40.9% +24.5%
Turnout: 32.1% (-14.1%) - Swing: not applicable


2012 Result

Seats

Robertson
1
Beaton
1
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

Robertson
29.3%
Beaton
19.7%
Labour
18.9%
SNP
16.4%
Taylor
8.6%
MacLean
7.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Uisdean Robertson 316 29.3% Elected
Independent Neil MacDonald Beaton 212 19.7% Elected
Labour Archie Campbell 204 18.9% Elected
SNP Andrew Walker 177 16.4%
Independent Martin Taylor 93 8.6%
Independent Michael MacLean 75 7.0%
Turnout: 46.2%


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