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Caol and Mallaig, 2014

A by-election was held for the Caol and Mallaig ward of Highland Council on 1 May 2014 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Eddie Hunter.

Ben Thompson gained the seat as a new Independent.

Result
First Preferences Share
Thompson
39.0%
SNP
30.4%
Watson
22.5%
UKIP
5.6%
Christian
2.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change
Independent Ben Thompson 932 39.0% +39.0% Elected
SNP William MacDonald 726 30.4% +15.5%
Independent Sandy Watson 537 22.5% +22.5%
UKIP Liam Simmonds 133 5.6% +5.6%
Christian Susan Wallace 63 2.6% +1.0%


Transfers
Round 1 2 3 4
Ben Thompson 932 950 1,009 1,176
William MacDonald 726 739 798 923
Sandy Watson 537 541 551
Liam Simmonds 133 139
Susan Wallace 63
Non-transferable 0 22 75 334


2012 Result
Seats
Henderson
1
Clark
1
Hunter
1
First Preferences Share
Henderson
32.6%
Clark
25.6%
Hunter
18.2%
SNP
14.8%
Kerr
2.6%
Other
6.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share
Independent Allan Henderson 905 32.6% Elected
Independent Bill Clark 710 25.6% Elected
Independent Eddie Hunter 506 18.2% Elected
SNP Niall Rowantree 411 14.8%
Independent George Kerr 71 2.6%
Conservative Elizabeth Saggers 66 2.4%
Independent Sally Semple 60 2.2%
Christian Susan Wallace 45 1.6%


Blog
By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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