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Herbertshire by-election, 2005

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Herbertshire ward of Falkirk Council on 11 August 2005 following the death of Labour Cllr Tom Martin.

John McNally gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
62.6%
Labour
32.7%
Conservative
2.8%
Socialist
1.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP John McNally 1,019 62.6% +27.2%
Labour Jennifer Steel 532 32.7% -21.5%
Conservative Malcolm McDonald 46 2.8% -7.6%
Socialist Daniel Quinan 29 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 46.2% (n/a) - Majority: 487 (29.9%) - Swing: 24.4% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Labour
54.2%
SNP
35.4%
Conservative
10.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Thomas Martin 947 54.2%
SNP John McNally 618 35.4%
Conservative Alastair Hislop 182 10.4%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 329 (18.8%)


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