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Borestone by-election, 2006

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Borestone ward of Stirling Council on 30 March 2006 following the death of Labour Cllr Patrick Kelly. The by-election had originally been scheduled for 27 April 2006, but was brought forward after the council failed to pass its annual budget.

Scott Farmer gained the seat for the SNP, and Labour lost its majority control of Stirling Council.

Result

SNP
38.8%
Labour
34.8%
Liberal Democrats
17.1%
Conservative
5.9%
New
1.9%
McDonald
1.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP Scott Farmer 374 38.8% +16.5%
Labour Andrew Simpson 335 34.8% -16.1%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bruce 165 17.1% +9.1%
Conservative Neil Benny 57 5.9% -5.8%
New Donald McDiarmid 18 1.9% n/a
Independent David McDonald 14 1.5% n/a
Turnout: 45.5% (n/a) - Majority: 39 (4.0%) - Swing: 16.3% from Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Labour
50.9%
SNP
22.3%
Conservative
11.7%
Liberal Democrats
8.0%
Socialist
7.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrick Kelly 613 50.9%
SNP Lorraine Reid 268 22.3%
Conservative Alastair McCulloch 141 11.7%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bruce 96 8.0%
Socialist Marjory Sutherland 86 7.1%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 345 (28.6%)


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