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Hamilton West and Earnock, 2011

A by-election was held for the Hamilton West and Earnock ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 8 December 2011 following the death of independent Cllr Tommy Gilligan.

The seat was gained by John Menzies for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
50.0%
Labour
36.9%
Conservative
13.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP John Menzies 822 50.0% +24.9% Yes
Labour Stuart Gallacher 607 36.9% -1.2%
Conservative Connor McBain 214 13.0% +3.4%


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
38.1%
SNP
25.1%
Independent
22.6%
Conservative
9.6%
Green
2.6%
Socialist
2.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Labour Allan Falconer 1,670 26.4% Yes
SNP Graeme Horne 1,591 25.1% Yes
Independent Tommy Gilligan 1,433 22.6% Yes
Labour Jean McKeown 743 11.7% Yes
Conservative John Anderson 606 9.6%
Green Scot Graham 167 2.6%
Socialist Gordon McGovern 124 2.0%

News
"SNP's John Menzies wins Hamilton West and Earnock by-election", STV Hamilton, 9 December
"Hamilton by-election triumph for SNP", Newsnet Scotland, 9 December
"By-election blog from Labour candidate", STV Hamilton, 1 December
"By-election blog from SNP candidate", STV Hamilton, 30 November
"By-election blog from Tory candidate", STV Hamilton, 29 November
"Three candidates will contest Hamilton West and Earnock by-election", Hamilton Advertiser, 24 November
"Council reveal by-election candidates", STV Hamilton, 17 November
"Connar McBain: Hamilton West and Earnock by-election", Tory Hoose (blog), 16 November
"Street named after Hamilton West and Earnock councillor", STV Hamilton, 27 October
"Tributes to Councillor Tommy Gilligan", Blantyre Telegraph, 24 October
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