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Kildrum and Park by-election, 2005

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Kildrum and Park ward of North Lanarkshire Council on 11 August 2005 following the death of Independent Cllr Margaret Murray, originally elected for the SNP.

Thomas Johnston held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
58.8%
Labour
30.1%
Socialist
4.0%
Kelso
3.7%
Liberal Democrats
2.5%
Conservative
0.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP Thomas Johnston 870 58.8% +2.6%
Labour Stephen Grant 445 30.1% -3.8%
Socialist Andrew Locke 59 4.0% -5.9%
Independent Robert Kelso 55 3.7% n/a
Liberal Democrats Pamela Wilson 37 2.5% n/a
Conservative Mark Nolan 12 0.8% n/a
Turnout: 45.6% (-5.4%) - Majority: 425 (28.7%) - Swing: 3.2% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

SNP
56.2%
Labour
33.9%
Socialist
9.9%

Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Margaret Murray 974 56.2%
Labour Allan Graham 587 33.9%
Socialist Andrew Locke 171 9.9%
Turnout: 51.0% - Majority: 387 (22.3%)


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