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Dumbarton West by-election, 2006

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Dumbarton West ward of West Dunbartonshire Council on 15 June 2006 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Joseph Pilkington, who was originally elected in an earlier by-election held on 17 March 2005.

Iain Robertson gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
45.1%
Labour
44.8%
Socialist
5.7%
Conservative
4.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP Iain Robertson 592 45.1% +24.5%
Labour David McBride 588 44.8% -16.4%
Socialist Alexander Cunningham 75 5.7% -12.5%
Conservative Martyn McIntyre 58 4.4% n/a
Turnout: not published - Majority: 4 (0.3%) - Swing: 20.0% from Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Labour
61.2%
SNP
20.6%
Socialist
18.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Duffy 875 61.2%
SNP Anne Robertson 294 20.6%
Socialist David Logan 260 18.2%
Turnout: 46.4% - Majority: 581 (40.6%)


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