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Forth, 2008

A by-election was held for the Forth ward of City of Edinburgh Council on 6 November 2008 following the death of Labour Cllr Elizabeth Maginnis.

Cammy Day held the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
29.5%
SNP
27.0%
Conservative
17.3%
Lib Dems
14.5%
Green
5.0%
Other
7.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Labour Cammy Day 2,013 29.5% +0.5% Yes
SNP George Gordon 1,841 27.0% +4.3%
Conservative Iain McGill 1,180 17.3% -2.9%
Lib Dems Sanne Dijkstra-Downie 985 14.5% -3.4%
Green Kate Joester 341 5.0% -0.8%
Independent John Loughton 297 4.6% N/A
Solidarity Willie Black 80 1.2% -0.6%
Socialist Robert Richard 53 0.8% +0.0%
Independent James MacLean 26 0.4% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cammy Day 2,014 2,023 2,042 2,134 2,228 2,543 2,810 3,735
George Gordon 1,841 1,843 1,849 1,861 1,920 2,005 2,259 2,529
Iain McGill 1,180 1,184 1,187 1,188 1,199 1,225 1,453
Sanne Dijkstra-Downie 985 987 989 995 1,033 1,155
Kate Joester 341 343 360 373 410
John Loughton 297 303 307 323
Willie Black 80 80 84
Robert Richard 53 54
James MacLean 26
Non-transferable 0 8 17 34 120 203 561 1,477 3,081


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
1
SNP
1
Conservative
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
29.0%
SNP
22.7%
Conservative
20.2%
Lib Dems
17.9%
Green
5.8%
Other
4.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Steve Cardownie 2,472 22.7% Yes
Conservative Allan Jackson 2,206 20.2% Yes
Lib Dems Elaine Morris 1,953 17.9% Yes
Labour Elizabeth Maginnis 1,616 14.8% Yes
Labour Billy Fitzpatrick 1,547 14.2%
Green Kate Joester 627 5.8%
Independent Fred Marinello 201 1.8%
Solidarity Willie Black 197 1.8%
Socialist Marilyn Sangster 84 0.8%
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