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Knightswood Park by-election, 2005

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Knightswood Park ward of Glasgow City Council on 10 November 2005 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Charles Gordon, who had been elected MSP for Glasgow Cathcart in a by-election held on 29 September 2005.

Paul Rooney held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
54.2%
SNP
20.8%
Liberal Democrats
13.1%
Socialist
5.4%
Conservative
4.5%
Green
2.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Paul Rooney 973 54.2% -3.3%
SNP Graeme Hendry 374 20.8% +3.6%
Liberal Democrats Katharine Gordon 235 13.1% +8.0%
Socialist Michael Dyer 97 5.4% -5.2%
Conservative Susan McCourt 80 4.5% -5.1%
Green Martha Wardrop 35 2.0% -n/a
Turnout: 30.7% (-15.6%) - Majority: 599 (33.4%) - Swing: 3.5% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Labour
57.5%
SNP
17.2%
Socialist
10.6%
Conservative
9.6%
Liberal Democrats
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Charles Gordon 1,613 57.5%
SNP Graeme Hendry 484 17.2%
Socialist Charlie McCarthy 298 10.6%
Conservative Graeme Dickson 269 9.6%
Liberal Democrats James Paris 143 5.1%
Turnout: 46.3% - Majority: 1,129 (40.3%)


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