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Liberton/Gilmerton By-Election, 2010

A by-election was held for the Liberton/Gilmerton ward of City of Edinburgh Council on 9 September 2010 following the resignation of Cllr Ian Murray MP.

Bill Cook held the seat for Labour.

There was a later by-election in this ward in 2013.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
44.8%
SNP
20.8%
Conservatives
15.4%
Lib Dems
10.9%
Green
3.0%
Other
5.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Labour Bill Cook 2,974 44.8% +9.3% Yes
SNP Richard Lewis 1,382 20.8% -5.8%
Conservative Stephanie Murray 1,020 15.4% +0.7%
Lib Dems John Knox 722 10.9% -3.7%
Green Peter McColl 201 3.0% -0.6%
Socialist Colin Fox 169 2.5% +0.9%
Independent Mev Brown 128 1.9% N/A
Pirate Phil Hunt 43 0.6% N/A



2007 Result
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
34.7%
SNP
26.0%
Conservative
14.3%
Lib Dems
14.2%
Green
3.5%
Other
5.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Tom Buchanan 3,471 26.0% Yes
Labour Norma Hart 2,524 18.9% Yes
Labour Ian Murray 2,104 15.8% Yes
Conservative Gavin Easton 1,912 14.3%
Lib Dems Conor Snowden 1,902 14.2% Yes
Green Joan Carter 464 3.5%
Socialist Colin Fox 208 1.6%
Independent Max Volino 207 1.6%
Solidarity John Wight 132 1.0%
Independent Alex Scott 123 0.9%

News
"By-election hopefuls face grilling over tram scheme" - Scotsman, 08 September 2010
"Labour hopeful says party has lost touch with voters" - Scotsman, 28 August 2010
"Talk of the town: SNP candidate gets his teeth into the Fringe" - Edinburgh Evening News, 26 August 2010
"Colin Fox hits out at council cuts" - Edinburgh Evening News, 24 August 2010
"Edinburgh today" - Guardian Edinburgh, 24 August 2010
"Talk of the town: It's not good news for ex-reporter John" - Scotsman, 23 August 2010
"Edinburgh today" - Guardian Edinburgh, 20 August 2010
"Pirate Party candidate bids for seat on the city council" - Scotsman, 20 August 2010
"I'm standing for election to Edinburgh council" - Phil Hunt for Liberton/Gilmerton (Blog), 9 August 2010
"By-election in Edinburgh South" - Colin Fox (Blog), 2 August 2010
"Ex-BBC man fights council seat for Lib Dems" - Edinburgh Evening News, 13 July 2010
"Charity worker given Green light to fight for council seat" - Edinburgh Evening News, 02 July 2010
"Friends in high places" - Edinburgh Evening News, 01 July 2010
"Former Labour election agent among candidates" - Edinburgh Evening News, 30 June 2010
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