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Elgin City North by-election, 2017

Conservative gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Elgin City North ward of The Moray Council on 13 July 2017 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Sandy Cooper, just five days after being elected, after accusations of bribery (Daily Record).

Maria McLean gained the seat for the Conservatives.

A previous by-election for Elgin City North was held on 11 December 2014, covered here.

Result

Conservative
40.0%
SNP
38.8%
Labour
15.8%
Monaghan
5.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Conservative Maria McLean 923 40.0% +7.0% Elected
SNP Patsy Gowans 895 38.8% +6.1%
Labour Nick Taylor 365 15.8% +3.8%
Independent Terry Monaghan 124 5.4% n/a
Turnout: 24.8% (-14.7%)   -   Valid votes: 2,307   -   Invalid votes: 17
Quota: 1,155   -   Swing: did not defend seat


Transfers

Round 1 2 3
Maria McLean 923 970 1,061
Patsy Gowans 895 904 994
Nick Taylor 365 389
Terry Monaghan 124
Non-transferable 0 44 252
Quota: 1,155


2017 Result

Seats

Conservative
1
SNP
1
Cooper
1

First Preference Votes

Conservative
33.0%
SNP
32.7%
Cooper
14.9%
Labour
12.0%
Adams
7.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Conservative Frank Brown 1,181 33.0% Elected
SNP Paula Coy 634 17.7% Elected
SNP Patsy Gowans 537 15.0%
Independent Sandy Cooper 532 14.9% Elected
Labour Nick Taylor 429 12.0%
Independent Billy Adams 266 7.4%
Turnout: 39.5%    -    Valid votes: 3,579    -    Invalid votes: 65


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