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Hillhead, 2011

A by-election was held for the Hillhead ward of Glasgow City Council on 17 November 2011 following the death of SNP Cllr George Roberts.

Ken Andrew held the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
32.8%
Labour
30.2%
Green
13.9%
Conservative
11.9%
Lib Dems
9.8%
Other
1.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Ken Andrew 1,026 32.8% +11.7% Yes
Labour Martin McElroy 945 30.2% +4.9%
Green Stuart Leckie 435 13.9% -4.7%
Conservative Maya Forrest 372 11.9% +1.7%
Lib Dems Ewan Hoyle 307 9.8% -8.6%
UKIP Neil Craig 36 1.1% N/A
Britannica Charles Baillie 11 0.4% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ken Andrew 1,026 1,027 1,030 1,079 1,174 1,386 1,851
Martin McElroy 945 946 950 992 1,057 1,276
Stuart Leckie 435 436 441 556 639
Maya Forrest 372 374 384 441
Ewan Hoyle 307 310 311
Neil Craig 36 37
Charles Baillie 11
Non-transferable 0 2 16 64 262 470 1,281


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
1
SNP
1
Green
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
25.3%
SNP
21.1%
Green
18.6%
Lib Dems
18.4%
Conservative
10.2%
Solidarity
3.8%
Socialist
2.1%
9% Growth
0.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP George Roberts 1,899 21.1% Yes
Green Martha Wardrop 1,675 18.6% Yes
Labour Hanzala Malik 1,192 13.3% Yes
Lib Dems Kenneth Elder 1,184 13.2% Yes
Labour Martin Rhodes 1,080 12.0%
Conservative John Anderson 912 10.2%
Lib Dems Abdul Khan 463 5.2%
Solidarity Akhter Khan 344 3.8%
Socialist Anthea Irwin 184 2.1%
9% Growth Neil Craig 51 0.6%

News
"SNP hold onto Hillhead ward as councillor Ken Andrew wins by-election", Glaswegian, 24 November
"Hillhead: A legendary by-election", Better Nation (blog), 23 November
"Labour on attack as SNP hails by-election victory", The Herald, 19 November
"SNP wins Glasgow City Council Hillhead ward by-election", BBC, 18 November
"SNP hold council seat following by-election", STV, 18 November
"Vince Cable rolls into Glasgow", The Journal, 16 November
"UKIP Glasgow Launch Hillhead Campaign", UKIP Glasgow (blog), 4 November
"Gordon Matheson: 'We are proud of city and don't take success for granted'", Evening Times, 1 November
"Local lass Maya Forrest fights for Hillhead by-election win", Tory Hoose (blog), 1 November
"Hillhead By-Election: Ken Andrew", First Person (blog), 28 October
"Seven candidates to contest by-election after death of Glasgow councillor", STV, 26 October
" Ken Andrew to contest Hillhead by-election", Glasgow SNP (blog), 15 October
"Labour MSP under fire for double job", Herald, 29 September
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