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Doon Valley, 2009

A by-election was held for the Doon Valley ward of East Ayrshire Council on 1 October 2009 following the death of independent Cllr James Sutherland.

Moira Pirie gained the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
50.5%
SNP
36.9%
Conservatives
7.3%
Independent
3.5%
Independent
1.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Labour Moira Pirie 1,221 50.5% +1.5% Yes
SNP John Bell 891 36.9% +10.9%
Conservatives Nicholas Martin 176 7.3% -1.1%
Independent Yvonne Hamilton 84 3.5% N/A
Independent Robert Shennan 44 1.8% N/A


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
1
SNP
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
49.0%
SNP
26.0%
Independent
16.6%
Conservative
8.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Drew Filson 1,221 26.0% Yes
Labour Elaine Stewart 814 17.4%
Independent Jim Sutherland 779 16.6% Yes
Labour Elaine Dinwoodie 776 16.5% Yes
Labour Tommy Farrell 709 15.1%
Conservative Margaret Sword 392 8.4%
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