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Campsie and Kirkintilloch North, 2012

A by-election was held for the Campsie and Kirkintilloch North ward of East Dunbartonshire Council on 13 September 2012 following the death of East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance Cllr Charles Kennedy.

Gemma Welsh gained the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
30.8%
SNP
26.9%
Lib Dems
25.0%
Reid
9.9%
Conservative
5.1%
Green
2.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Labour Gemma Welsh 851 30.8% +9.0% Yes
SNP Billy Hutchison 743 26.9% +6.6%
Lib Dems Susan Murray 693 25.0% +22.6%
Independent Brian Reid 274 9.9% +9.9%
Conservative Alisdair Sinclair 141 5.1% +0.5%
Green Ross Greer 65 2.3% +2.3%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Gemma Welsh 851 860 874 939 1,146
Billy Hutchison 743 762 767 845 1,044
Susan Murray 693 702 740 788
Brian Reid 274 284 318
Alisdair Sinclair 141 143
Ross Greer 65
Non-transferable 0 16 68 195 577


2012 Result
Seats
Independent Alliance
1
Labour
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Independent Alliance
50.8%
Labour
21.8%
SNP
20.3%
Conservative
4.6%
Lib Dems
2.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Independent Alliance Charles Kennedy 2,032 50.8% Yes
Labour John Dempsey 872 21.8% Yes
SNP David Ritchie 813 20.3% Yes
Conservative Andrew Lothian 183 4.6%
Lib Dems Morag Daly 97 2.4%


News
"Labour triumph in council by-election", Kirkintilloch Herald, 14 September
"Polling stations open for Campsie and Kirkintilloch North by-election", Kirkintilloch Herald, 13 September


Forum
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