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Glenrothes West and Kinglassie by-election, March 2015

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward of Fife Council on 26 March 2015 following the death of Labour Cllr Betty Campbell.

A later by-election was held in the Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward on 1 October 2015, covered here.

Craig Walker gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
55.3%
Labour
35.8%
Conservative
4.4%
UKIP
3.2%
Liberal Democrats
1.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Craig Walker 2,539 55.3% +12.8% Elected
Labour Alan Seath 1,643 35.8% -5.4%
Conservative John Wheatley 202 4.4% +1.4%
UKIP Martin Green 146 3.2% n/a
Liberal Democrats Jane Liston 61 1.3% -0.3%
Turnout: 32.6% (-5.2%) - Swing: 9.1% Lab to SNP


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Labour
2

First Preference Votes

SNP
42.5%
Labour
41.2%
Pensioners
5.2%
Taylor
3.7%
Conservative
3.0%
Robertson
2.8%
Liberal Democrats
1.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Betty Campbell 1,424 27.5% Elected
SNP Peter Grant 941 18.2% Elected
SNP Bill Brown 910 17.6% Elected
Labour Altany Craik 708 13.7% Elected
SNP Craig Walker 349 6.7%
Pensioners Claire Dawson 271 5.2%
Independent Robert Taylor 192 3.7%
Conservative Patricia Irvine 155 3.0%
Independent Ian Robertson 147 2.8%
Liberal Democrats Cathy Adamson 83 1.6%
Turnout: 37.8%


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By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

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By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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