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Coatbridge West, 2013

A by-election was held for the Coatbridge West ward of North Lanarkshire Council on 28 February 2013 following the death of Labour Cllr Tom Maginnis.

Kevin Docherty held the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
78.8%
SNP
16.6%
Conservative
2.6%
UKIP
1.2%
Lib Dems
0.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change Elected?
Labour Kevin Docherty 2,145 78.8% +4.0% Yes
SNP Patrick Rolink 452 16.6% -5.8%
Conservative Ashley Baird 71 2.6% -0.2%
UKIP Billy Mitchell 34 1.2% +1.2%
Lib Dems John Love 19 0.7% +0.7%


2012 Result
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
74.8%
SNP
22.4%
Conservative
2.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Labour Tom Maginnis 1,570 41.0% Yes
Labour Jim Smith 1,295 33.8% Yes
SNP Paul Welsh 858 22.4% Yes
Conservative Archie Giggie 107 2.8%


Forum
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News
"Voters to get their say in by-election"
Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, 30 January
"Voters to take to the polls next month in Coatbridge by-election"
STV News, 14 January

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