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Kilbirnie and Beith, 2008

A by-election was held for the Kilbirnie and Beith ward of North Ayrshire Council on 11 December 2008 following the death of SNP Cllr Craig Taylor.

Anthea Dickson held the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
48.9%
Labour
33.7%
Conservative
11.6%
Lib Dems
3.4%
Socialist Labour
2.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Anthea Dickson 1,363 48.9% +25.5% Yes
Labour Gordon McKay 939 33.7% -4.4%
Conservative Ted Nevill 322 11.6% +1.7%
Lib Dems Lewis Hutton 94 3.4% +0.1%
Socialist Labour James McDaid 68 2.4% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Anthea Dickson 1,363 1,380 1,415
Gordon McKay 939 956 972
Ted Nevill 322 324 342
Lewis Hutton 94 104
James McDaid 68
Non-transferable 0 22 57


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
1
SNP
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
38.1%
SNP
23.4%
Independent
16.7%
Conservative
9.9%
Independent
4.7%
Other
7.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Craig Taylor 1,329 23.4% Yes
Labour John Bell 1,313 23.1% Yes
Independent Jean Highgate 947 16.7% Yes
Labour Donald Reid 849 15.0%
Conservative John Smith 678 9.9%
Independent John Johnstone 265 4.7%
Lib Dems Jenny Hutton 188 3.3%
Independent William Fyfe 116 2.0%
Independent Iain Walker 106 1.9%
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