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Hamilton South, 2013

A by-election was held for the Hamilton South ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 24 October 2013 following the death of SNP Cllr Bobby Lawson.

Stuart Gallacher gained the seat for Labour.

A later by-election was held for Hamilton South on 6 August 2015, covered here.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
51.7%
SNP
32.5%
Conservative
9.4%
Christian
3.9%
UKIP
2.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Stuart Gallacher 1,781 51.7% +0.3% Elected
SNP Josh Wilson 1,120 32.5% -0.1%
Conservative Lynne Nailon 322 9.4% +0.2%
Christian Craig Smith 133 3.9% +0.8%
UKIP Josh Richardson 86 2.5% +2.5%


2012 Result
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
2
First Preferences Share
Labour
51.4%
SNP
32.6%
Conservative
9.2%
Pensioners
3.7%
Christian
3.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Labour Jow Lowe 1,975 36.6% Yes
SNP Angela Crawley 1,255 23.3% Yes
Labour Brian McCaig 800 14.8% Yes
SNP Bobby Lawson 502 9.3% Yes
Conservative John Murray 496 9.2%
Pensioners David Holland 199 3.7%
Christian Craig Smith 165 3.1%


Blog
By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum

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