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City Centre, 2011

A by-election was held for the City Centre ward of City of Edinburgh Council on 18 August 2011 following the resignation of SNP Cllr David Beckett.

Alasdair Rankin held the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
Conservative
24.2%
SNP
23.1%
Labour
19.7%
Green
14.3%
Independent
11.4%
Lib Dems
7.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Conservative Iain McGill 837 24.2% +4.0%
SNP Alasdair Rankin 797 23.1% +2.7% Yes
Labour Karen Doran 682 19.7% +1.7%
Green Melanie Main 494 14.3% -2.7%
Independent John Carson 394 11.4% N/A
Lib Dems Alistair Hodgson 251 7.3% -12.6%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Iain McGill 837 904 1,043 1,110 1,264
Alasdair Rankin 797 825 893 1,081 1,368
Karen Doran 682 716 745 968
Melanie Main 494 576 635
John Carson 394 402
Alistair Hodgson 251
Non-transferable 0 32 139 296 823


2007 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Conservative
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
20.3%
Conservative
20.1%
Lib Dems
19.7%
Labour
17.9%
Green
16.8%
Other
4.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP David Beckett 1,630 20.3% Yes
Conservative Joanna Mowat 1,614 20.1% Yes
Lib Dems Charles Dundas 1,587 19.7% Yes
Labour Bill Cunningham 1,437 17.9%
Green Gavin Corbett 1,352 16.8%
Socialist Catriona Grant 142 1.8%
Independent Brian Ferrier 130 1.6%
Liberal Karen Hetherington 83 1.0%
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