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Kirkcaldy East by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Kirkcaldy East ward of Fife Council on 22 January 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Arthur Morrison, who had moved to Austria for work.

Marie Penman held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
47.3%
Labour
35.3%
Conservative
7.2%
Green
4.1%
UKIP
3.8%
Liberal Democrats
1.3%
Hunter
0.6%
MacIntyre
0.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Marie Penman 1,460 47.3% +10.9% Elected
Labour Liz Easton 1,088 35.3% -14.6%
Conservative Edgar Cook 223 7.2% +1.2%
Green Claire Reid 126 4.1% n/a
UKIP Peter Adams 117 3.8% n/a
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 40 1.3% -1.5%
Independent Ronald Hunter 19 0.6% n/a
Independent Alastair Macintyre 12 0.4% n/a
Turnout: 27.3% - Swing: 12.8% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Marie Penman 1,460 1,464 1,466 1,472 1,484 1,553
Liz Easton 1,088 1,088 1,091 1,097 1,120 1,148
Edgar Cook 223 224 225 231 266 274
Claire Reid 126 129 132 138 150
Peter Adams 117 117 120 123
Callum Leslie 40 40 41
Ronald Hunter 19 21
Alastair MacIntyre 12
Non-transferable 0 2 10 24 65 110
Quota: 1,543


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
49.9%
SNP
36.4%
Conservative
6.0%
Pensioners
4.8%
Liberal Democrats
2.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Lawrence Brown 1,111 29.9% Elected
Labour Kay Carrington 745 20.0% Elected
SNP Arthur Morrison 742 20.0% Elected
SNP Frank Wallace 610 16.4%
Pensioners Mike Parker 180 4.8%
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 104 2.8%
Turnout: 34.6%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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