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Hamilton North and East by-election, 2016

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Hamilton North and East ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 21 January 2016 following the death of SNP Cllr Lynn Adams.

Stephanie Callaghan held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
42.9%
Labour
33.6%
Conservative
18.5%
Green
3.3%
Liberal Democrats
1.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Stephanie Callaghan 1,089 42.9% +2.5% Elected
Labour Lyndsay Clelland 855 33.6% -9.4%
Conservative James MacKay 469 18.5% +8.4%
Green Steven Hannigan 83 3.3% +0.2%
Liberal Democrats Norman Rae 45 1.8% n/a
Turnout: 20.2% (-14.2%) - Swing: 6.0% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Stephanie Callaghan 1,089 1,096 1,138 1,206 1,569
Lyndsay Clelland 855 861 878 1,052
James MacKay 469 480 485
Steven Hannigan 83 90
Norman Rae 45
Non-transferable 0 14 40 283 972
Quota: 1,271


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
43.0%
SNP
40.4%
Conservative
10.1%
Baba
3.3%
Green
3.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Davie McLachlan 1,037 24.4% Elected
SNP Lynn Adams 945 22.2% Elected
Labour Monica Lennon 794 18.7% Elected
SNP Barry Douglas 776 18.2%
Conservative Margaret Murray 430 10.1%
Independent Balarabe Baba 141 3.3%
Green Alasdair Duke 133 3.1%
Turnout: 34.4%


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