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Calton by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Calton ward of Glasgow City Council on 6 August 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Alison Thewliss, now MP for Glasgow Central.

Greg Hepburn held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
55.5%
Labour
30.0%
Conservative
4.7%
UKIP
3.8%
Green
3.6%
Ramsay
1.7%
Liberal Democrats
0.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Greg Hepburn 1,507 55.5% +25.5% Elected
Labour Thomas Rannachan 814 30.0% -24.6%
Conservative Thomas Kerr 129 4.7% +2.1%
UKIP Karen King 103 3.8% n/a
Green Malachy Clarke 99 3.6% +0.6%
Independent Tommy Ramsay 47 1.7% n/a
Liberal Democrats Chris Young 18 0.7% -0.2%
Turnout: 16.2% (-9.8%) - Swing: 25.1% Lab to SNP


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
54.6%
SNP
30.0%
Green
3.0%
Glasgow First
2.9%
Conservative
2.6%
Unionist
2.4%
Barton
1.6%
Socialist
0.9%
Liberal Democrats
0.9%
Rannachan
0.9%
Britannica
0.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour George Redmond 1,595 35.0% Elected
Labour Yvonne Kucuk 892 19.6% Elected
SNP Alison Thewliss 695 15.3% Elected
SNP Alexander Belic 672 14.7%
Green Andy Reid 135 3.0%
Glasgow First Duncan Miller 131 2.9%
Conservative Scott Gillespie 120 2.6%
Unionist Gordon Kirker 109 2.4%
Independent Gary Barton 71 1.6%
Socialist Murdo Ritchie 43 0.9%
Liberal Democrats Harvey Sussock 43 0.9%
Independent Thomas Rannachan 41 0.9%
Britannica Martin Clark 9 0.2%
Turnout: 26.0%


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By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

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By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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