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Dunfermline South by-election, 2015

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Dunfermline South ward of Fife Council on 7 May 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Cara Hilton, who had been elected to the Scottish Parliament in the Dunfermline by-election in 2013, covered here.

Fay Sinclair gained the seat for the SNP.

A previous by-election was held for Dunfermline South on 24 October 2013, covered here.

Result

SNP
51.5%
Labour
27.8%
Conservative
11.6%
Liberal Democrats
9.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Fay Sinclair 5,899 51.5% +24.9% Elected
Labour Andrew Verrecchia 3,185 27.8% -14.9%
Conservative David Ross 1,324 11.6% +5.2%
Liberal Democrats James Calder 1,041 9.1% -11.5%
Turnout: 67.8% (+31.2%) - Swing: 19.9% Lab to SNP


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1
Liberal Democrats
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
42.7%
SNP
26.6%
Liberal Democrats
20.6%
Conservative
6.4%
Green
3.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Mike Rumney 1,271 22.0% Elected
Labour Cara Hilton 1,194 20.7% Elected
Liberal Democrats Tony Martin 1,190 20.6% Elected
SNP Brian Goodall 1,012 17.5% Elected
SNP Fay Sinclair 528 9.1%
Conservative Margaret Fairgrieve 370 6.4%
Green Angela Dixon 206 3.6%
Turnout: 36.6%


Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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