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Craigton by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Craigton ward of Glasgow City Council on 6 August 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Iris Gibson due to ill health.

Alex Wilson held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
54.2%
Labour
30.3%
Conservative
6.1%
Green
2.8%
UKIP
1.9%
Liberal Democrats
1.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Alex Wilson 2,674 54.2% +22.8% Elected
Labour Kevin O'Donnell 1,643 33.3% -20.1%
Conservative Phillip Charles 300 6.1% +2.5%
Green Katie Noble 136 2.8% +0.7%
UKIP Arthur Thackeray 95 1.9% +0.9%
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 87 1.8% +0.9%
Turnout: 21.6% (-15.2%) - Swing: 21.5% Lab to SNP


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
2

First Preference Votes

Labour
53.4%
SNP
31.4%
Solidarity
5.8%
Conservative
3.6%
Green
2.1%
Glasgow First
1.8%
UKIP
1.0%
Liberal Democrats
0.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Matt Kerr 2,279 27.8% Elected
Labour Alistair Watson 2,102 25.6% Elected
SNP Iris Gibson 1,876 22.9% Elected
SNP Jim Torrance 700 8.5% Elected
Solidarity Gail Sheridan 472 5.8%
Conservative Jayne Morgan 292 3.6%
Green Ian Ruffell 169 2.1%
Glasgow First Gordon MacDiarmid 147 1.8%
UKIP Janice MacKay 86 1.0%
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 76 0.9%
Turnout: 36.8%


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