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Elgin City North by-election, 2014

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Elgin City North ward of Moray Council on 11 December 2014 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Barry Jarvis to pursue a teaching career.

Kirsty Reid gained the seat for the SNP.

A later by-election for Elgin City North was held on 13 July 2017, covered here.

Result

SNP
38.0%
Cooper
24.6%
Labour
15.0%
Conservative
14.2%
UKIP
4.2%
Green
4.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Kirsty Reid 728 38.0% -5.3% Elected
Independent Sandy Cooper 472 24.6% n/a
Labour Craig Graham 287 15.0% -14.9%
Conservative Alex Griffiths 273 14.2% -3.3%
UKIP Ramsey Urquhart 81 4.2% n/a
Green Morvern Forrest 77 4.0% n/a
Turnout: 20.9% (-9.7%) - Swing: n/a


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Kirsty Reid 728 748 764 773 850
Sandy Cooper 472 483 499 595 693
Craig Graham 287 305 316 368
Alex Griffiths 273 280 299
Ramsay Urquhart 81 84
Morvern Forrest 77
Non-transferable 0 18 40 182 375
Quota: 960


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
43.3%
Labour
29.9%
Conservative
17.5%
Margach
9.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Barry Jarvis 766 29.9% Elected
SNP Mike Shand 596 23.2% Elected
SNP Patsy Gowans 515 20.1% Elected
Conservative Frank Brown 448 17.5%
Independent Darren Margach 241 9.4%
Turnout: 30.6%


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By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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