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Blantyre by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Blantyre ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 10 December 2015 following the death of Labour Cllr Jim Handibode.

Mo Razzaq held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
47.2%
SNP
39.6%
Conservative
4.5%
Socialist
3.9%
Liberal Democrats
2.9%
UKIP
1.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Mo Razzaq 1,476 47.2% -7.1% Elected
SNP Gerry Chambers 1,236 39.6% +9.0%
Conservative Taylor Muir 140 4.5% +0.6%
Socialist Sean Baillie 122 3.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Stephen Reid 92 2.9% +2.2%
UKIP Emma Docherty 59 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 23.1% (-12.0%) - Swing: 8.1% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Mo Razzaq 1,476 1,483 1,504 1,536 1,589
Gerry Chambers 1,236 1,246 1,259 1,314 1,327
Taylor Muir 140 156 172 173
Sean Baillie 122 125 133
Stephen Reid 92 97
Emma Docherty 59
Non-transferable 0 18 57 102 209
Quota: 1,563


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
3
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
54.3%
SNP
30.6%
Martin
5.1%
Christian Peoples Alliance
4.6%
Conservative
3.9%
Wallace
0.9%
Liberal Democrats
0.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Hugh Dunsmuir 1,144 25.0% Elected
SNP Bert Thomson 929 20.3% Elected
Labour Jim Handibode 756 16.5% Elected
Labour John McNamee 579 12.7% Elected
SNP John Mullen 470 10.3%
Independent Michael Martin 234 5.1%
Christian Peoples Alliance Michael McGlynn 209 4.6%
Conservative Isobel Black 176 3.9%
Independent Gavin Wallace 40 0.9%
Liberal Democrats Mike Watson 32 0.7%
Turnout: 35.1%


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