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Biggar/Symington and Black Mount by-election, 2006

Conservative gain from SNP

A by-election was held for the Biggar/Symington and Black Mount ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 11 May 2006 following the death of SNP Cllr Tom McAlpine.

Hamish Stewart gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
47.4%
SNP
30.4%
Rae
17.1%
Labour
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Hamish Stewart 816 47.4% +20.5%
SNP Thomas Mitchell 523 30.4% -34.1%
Independent Peter Rae 295 17.1% n/a
Labour Ralph Baker 87 5.1% -3.5%
Turnout: 49.3% (n/a) - Majority: 293 (17.0%) - Swing: 27.3% from SNP to Con


2003 Result

SNP
64.5%
Conservative
26.9%
Labour
8.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Tom McAlpine 1,166 64.5%
Conservative John Lyon 486 26.9%
Labour Angela McGranachan 155 8.6%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 681 (37.7%)


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