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Elgin City South, 2008

A by-election was held for the Elgin City South ward of Moray Council on 14 February 2008 following the death of independent Cllr Alistair Bisset.

John Sharp gained the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
32.1%
Independent
24.6%
Labour
17.2%
Independent
10.7%
Conservative
9.9%
Other
5.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP John Sharp 670 32.1% -1.1% Yes
Independent Hamish Simpson 513 24.6% N/A
Labour Mark Cascarino 358 17.2% -11.6%
Independent James Allan 223 10.7% N/A
Conservative Frank Brown 206 9.9% -5.2%
Lib Dems Peter Horton 48 2.3% N/A
Senior Citizens Andy Anderson 32 1.5% N/A
UKIP Matthew Desmond 20 1.0% N/A
Independent Martyn Harris 16 0.8% N/A
Independent Gordon Davidson 1 0.1% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
John Sharp 670 670 672 672 679 685 706 763 884
Hamish Simpson 513 513 518 523 527 540 612 722 845
Mark Cascarino 358 358 361 363 370 380 403 459
James Allan 223 224 227 229 233 240 278
Frank Brown 206 206 206 208 216 223
Peter Horton 48 48 49 50 53
Andy Anderson 32 32 32 37
Matthew Desmond 20 20 20
Martyn Harris 16 16
Gordon Davidson 1
Non-transferable 0 0 2 5 9 19 88 143 358


2007 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Labour
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
33.2%
Labour
28.8%
Independent
23.0%
Conservative
15.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Graham Leadbitter 1,304 33.2% Yes
Labour John Divers 1,132 28.8% Yes
Independent Alistair Bisset 904 23.0% Yes
Conservative Dennis Thompson 592 15.1%
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