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Inverness West, 2009

A by-election was held for the Inverness West ward of Highland Council on 23 April 2009 following the death of independent Cllr Jimmy MacDonald.

Alasdair Christie gained the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
First Preferences Share
Lib Dems
59.6%
SNP
22.1%
Labour
8.3%
Christian
4.6%
Conservative
4.4%
Solidarity
1.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Lib Dems Alasdair Christie 1,503 59.6% +34.5%
SNP Brian OhEadhra 556 22.1% -6.7% Yes
Labour Andrew MacKintosh 210 8.3% -7.7%
Christian Shiela McLaughlan 115 4.6% N/A
Conservative Donald MacDonald 111 4.4% -2.5%
Solidarity George MacDonald 27 1.1% N/A


2007 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Lib Dems
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
28.8%
Lib Dems
25.1%
Independent
23.2%
Labour
16.0%
Conservative
6.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Pauline Munro 965 28.8% Yes
Lib Dems Alex Graham 840 25.1%
Independent Jimmy MacDonald 778 23.2% Yes
Labour Caroline Parr 536 16.0%
Conservative Mary Fraser 230 6.9%
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