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Glenrothes West and Kinglassie by-election, October 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward of Fife Council on 1 October 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Peter Grant, the new MP for Glenrothes.

A previous by-election was held in the Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward on 26 March 2015, covered here.

Julie Ford held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
59.0%
Labour
31.9%
Conservative
6.2%
Green
3.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Julie Ford 2,235 59.0% +16.5% Elected
Labour Alan Seath 1,207 31.9% -9.3%
Conservative Jonathan Gray 234 6.2% +3.2%
Green Lorna Ross 113 3.0% n/a
Turnout: 27.1% (-10.7%) - Swing: 12.9% 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%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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