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Culloden and Ardersier by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrat gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Culloden and Ardersier ward of Highland Council on 6 October 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr John Ford.

Trish Robertson gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

SNP
27.2%
Liberal Democrats
16.7%
Conservative
15.9%
Ross
11.4%
MacPherson
9.9%
Green
6.5%
Labour
5.9%
McGrath
5.7%
Lamont
0.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Pauline Munro 753 27.2% -0.1%
Liberal Democrats Trish Robertson 463 16.7% +2.9% Elected
Conservative Andrew Jarvie 439 15.9% +11.4%
Independent John Ross 315 11.4% n/a
Independent Duncan MacPherson 274 9.9% n/a
Green Isla MacLeod-O'Reilly 180 6.5% +1.6%
Labour Andrew Mackintosh 163 5.9% -8.0%
Independent David McGrath 158 5.7% +0.9%
Independent Thomas Lamont 23 0.8% n/a
Turnout: 30.5% (-9.9%) - Swing: 1.5% SNP to LD


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Pauline Munro 753 755 775 796 862 908 970 1,001
Trish Robertson 463 464 479 515 564 703 793 1,026
Andrew Jarvie 439 442 452 468 478 515 589
John Ross 315 317 330 339 362
Duncan MacPherson 274 285 324 346 369 414
Isla MacLeod-O'Reilly 180 182 188 209
Andrew MacKintosh 163 163 180
David McGrath 158 158
Thomas Lamont 23
Non-transferable 0 2 40 95 133 228 416 741
Quota: 1,385


2012 Result

Seats

Balfour
1
SNP
1
Labour
1
Liberal Democrats
1

First Preference Votes

Balfour
29.7%
SNP
27.3%
Labour
13.9%
Liberal Democrats
13.8%
Green
4.9%
McGrath
4.8%
Conservative
4.5%
Jamieson
1.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Roddy Balfour 1,023 29.7% Elected
SNP Glynis Sinclair 566 16.4% Elected
Labour John Ford 479 13.9% Elected
Liberal Democrats Kate Stephen 475 13.8% Elected
SNP Bob Wynd 375 10.9%
Green Donnie MacLeod 170 4.9%
Independent David McGrath 165 4.8%
Conservative Alex Stephen 154 4.5%
Independent Bill Jamieson 36 1.0%
Turnout: 40.4%


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