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Inverness South, 2011

A by-election was held for the Inverness South ward of Highland Council on 3 November 2011 following the resignation of Labour Cllr John Holden.

Carolyn Caddick gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
33.9%
Lib Dems
28.7%
Labour
11.8%
Conservative
11.1%
Green
6.0%
Other
8.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Ken Gowans 885 33.9% +6.9%
Lib Dems Carolyn Caddick 747 28.7% +5.7% Yes
Labour Katherine MacKenzie 308 11.8% -5.3%
Conservative David Bonsor 290 11.1% +0.6%
Green Gale Falconer 157 6.0% N/A
Christian Donald Boyd 126 4.8% N/A
Independent David McGrath 94 3.6% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ken Gowans 885 903 922 967 1,005 1,084
Carolyn Caddick 747 761 777 830 971 1,091
Katherine MacKenzie 308 319 327 357 379
David Bonsor 290 300 336 339
Gale Falconer 157 172 189
Donald Boyd 126 130
David McGrath 94
Non-transferable 0 22 56 114 252 432


2007 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Lib Dems
1
Labour
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
27.0%
Lib Dems
23.0%
Independent
22.4%
Labour
17.1%
Conservative
10.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Roy Pedersen 1,058 27.0% Yes
Lib Dems Thomas Prag 902 23.0% Yes
Labour John Holden 671 17.1% Yes
Independent Jim Crawford 524 13.4% Yes
Conservative Donald MacDonald 413 10.5%
Independent Barrie Haycock 353 9.0%

News
"Lib Dems win Inverness South by-election", BBC, 4 November
"SCP Leader fights Inverness South Ward by-election", Highland SCP (blog), 15 October
"Seven candidates contest disgraced councillor's Inverness seat at by-election", Highland News, 12 October
"Candidates named in Inverness South by-election", Inverness Courier, 12 October
"Highlands & Islands Green Party Announces Candidate for the Inverness South By-Election on 3 November 2011", Highlands and Islands Green Party (blog), 12 October
" SNP choose Ken Gowans to fight Inverness South By Election", Highland SNP (blog), 28 September
"Inverness South by-election timetable announced", Highland News, 26 September
"Inverness South by-election date announced", Newsnet Scotland, 26 September
"Lib Dems announce candidate for Inverness South by-election", Highland Lib Dems (blog), 26 September
"Former depute provost's daughter to stand in election", Inverness Courier, 24 September
"By-election date set for jailed Highland councillor's former seat", STV, 16 September
"Benefits fraud Inverness councillor John Holden resigns", BBC News, 8 September
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