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Hamilton South by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Hamilton South ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 6 August 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Angela Crawley, now MP for Lanark and Hamilton East.

John Ross held the seat for the SNP.

A previous by-election was held for Hamilton South on 24 October 2013, covered here.

Result

SNP
48.0%
Labour
35.6%
Conservative
8.9%
Green
3.2%
Christian
2.0%
UKIP
1.1%
Liberal Democrats
0.8%
Pirate
0.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP John Ross 1,881 48.0% +15.4% Elected
Labour Jim Lee 1,396 35.6% -15.8%
Conservative Lynne Nailon 349 8.9% -0.3%
Green John Kane 127 3.2% n/a
Christian Craig Smith 77 2.0% -1.1%
UKIP Donald MacKay 43 1.1% n/a
Liberal Democrats Matthew Cockburn 32 0.8% n/a
Pirate Andrew McCallum 13 0.3% n/a
Turnout: 26.8% (-10.7%) - Swing: 15.6% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
John Ross 1,881 1,883 1,888 1,905 1,919 1,988
Jim Lee 1,396 1,398 1,405 1,410 1,425 1,460
Lynne Nailon 349 349 354 365 389 394
John Kane 127 128 132 135 146
Craig Smith 77 80 81 84
Donald MacKay 43 44 45
Matthew Cockburn 32 34
Andrew McCallum 13
Non-transferable 0 2 13 29 49 82
Quota: 1,960


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
2

First Preference Votes

Labour
51.4%
SNP
32.6%
Conservative
9.2%
Pensioners
3.7%
Christian
3.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Joe Lowe 1,975 36.6% Elected
SNP Angela Crawley 1,255 23.3% Elected
Labour Brian McCaig 800 14.8% Elected
SNP Bobby Lawson 502 9.3% Elected
Conservative John Murray 496 9.2%
Pensioners David Holland 199 3.7%
Christian Craig Smith 165 3.1%
Turnout: 37.5%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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