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King's Park by-election, 2006

Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the King's Park ward of Glasgow City Council on 30 March 2006 following the death of Labour Cllr William Timoney.

Margot Clark gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
31.7%
Labour
26.2%
SNP
23.9%
Conservative
12.3%
Socialist
2.4%
Green
2.1%
Rawlings
1.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Margot Clark 572 31.7% +21.9%
Labour Stuart Donaldson 472 26.2% -17.0%
SNP Euan McCreath 431 23.9% +0.3%
Conservative David Meikle 222 12.3% -1.4%
Socialist Andrew Fullwood 44 2.4% n/a
Green Kay Allan 38 2.1% n/a
Independent James Rawlings 23 1.3% n/a
Turnout: 32.4% (-13.0%) - Majority: 100 (5.5%) - Swing: 19.5% from Lab to LD


2003 Result

Labour
43.2%
SNP
23.6%
Conservative
13.7%
Liberal Democrats
9.8%
McFadden
9.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William Timoney 1,117 43.2%
SNP Robert Richardson 609 23.6%
Conservative Davena Rankin 355 13.7%
Liberal Democrats Howard Pryce-Jones 254 9.8%
Independent John McFadden 249 9.6%
Turnout: 45.4% - Majority: 508 (19.6%)


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