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Leaderdale and Melrose, 2013

A by-election was held for the Leaderdale and Melrose ward of Scottish Borders Council on 2 May 2013 following the resignation of Borders Party Cllr Nicholas Watson.

Iain Gillespie held the seat for the Borders Party.

Result
First Preferences Share
Conservative
27.6%
Borders
23.5%
Lib Dems
21.5%
SNP
17.7%
Labour Co-Op
6.8%
UKIP
3.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change
Conservative Rachael Hamilton 956 27.6% +15.3%
Borders Iain Gillespie 814 23.5% +6.2% Elected
Lib Dems John Paton-Day 744 21.5% +9.3%
SNP Harry Cummings 613 17.7% +2.1%
Labour Co-Op Robin Tatler 235 6.8% +0.5%
UKIP Sherry Fowler 105 3.0% +3.0%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Rachael Hamilton 956 975 982 1,038 1,283
Iain Gillespie 814 844 900 1,118 1,444
John Paton-Day 744 756 816 983
Harry Cummings 613 623 666
Robin Tatler 235 238
Sherry Fowler 105
Non-transferable 0 31 103 328 740


2012 Result
Seats
Parker
1
Borders
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Parker
36.3%
Borders
17.3%
SNP
15.6%
Conservative
12.3%
Lib Dems
12.2%
Labour
6.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share
Independent David Parker 1,304 36.3% Elected
Borders Nicholas Watson 621 17.3% Elected
SNP Jim Torrance 558 15.6% Elected
Conservative Peter Duncan 441 12.3%
Lib Dems John Paton-Day 439 12.2%
Labour Agnes Craig 225 6.3%


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