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Inverclyde South West, 2009

A by-election was held for the Inverclyde South West ward of Inverclyde Council on 18 June 2009 following the death of SNP Cllr Ken Ferguson MSP.

Innes Nelson held the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
42.4%
Labour
22.6%
Lib Dems
21.0%
Conservative
7.9%
Independent
3.1%
Other
3.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Innes Nelson 919 42.4% +19.2% Yes
Labour Alex McGhee 490 22.6% -7.2%
Lib Dems Eric Forbes 454 21.0% -2.9%
Conservative Iain MacLeod 171 7.9% +3.6%
Independent Paul Travers 67 3.1% N/A
UKIP Peter Campbell 49 2.3% +1.3%
Free Scotland Iain Ramsay 17 0.8% N/A


Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Innes Nelson 919 923 932 949 988 1,087
Alex McGhee 490 492 494 507 519
Eric Forbes 454 455 466 478 522 620
Iain MacLeod 171 171 178 182
Paul Travers 67 72 77
Peter Campbell 49 50
Iain Ramsay 17
Non-transferable 0 4 20 51 138 460


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
1
Lib Dems
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
29.8%
Lib Dems
23.9%
SNP
23.2%
Independent
17.8%
Conservative
4.3%
UKIP
1.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Ken Ferguson 964 23.2% Yes
Independent Innes Nelson 741 17.8%
Labour Gerry Dorrian 723 17.4% Yes
Lib Dems Ciano Rebecchi 544 13.1% Yes
Labour Alex McGhee 514 12.4%
Lib Dems Eric Forbes 449 10.8%
Conservative Harry Osborn 179 4.3%
UKIP Peter Campbell 43 1.0%
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