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Liberton and Gilmerton, 2013

A by-election was held for the Liberton and Gilmerton ward of the City of Edinburgh Council on 20 June 2013 following the death of SNP Cllr Tom Buchanan.

There was a previous by-election in this ward in 2010.

Keith Robson gained the seat for Labour as a Labour Co-Op candidate.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour Co-Op
39.5%
SNP
30.7%
Conservative
11.2%
Lib Dems
8.3%
Green
5.6%
Other
4.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Co-Op Keith Robson 2,892 39.5% -1.4% Elected
SNP Derek Howie 2,249 30.7% -0.9%
Conservative Stephanie Murray 823 11.2% -1.1%
Lib Dems John Knox 605 8.3% +0.7%
Green Alys Mumford 412 5.6% +0.4%
UKIP Jonathan Stanley 235 3.2% +3.2%
Independent John Scott 64 0.9% +0.9%
Pirate Phil Hunt 47 0.6% +0.6%


Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
Keith Robson 2,892 2,896 2,906 2,941 3,070 3,255 3,448
Derek Howie 2,249 2,251 2,256 2,287 2,403 2,523 2,633
Stephanie Murray 823 824 836 903 934 1,098
John Knox 605 611 616 625 708
Alys Mumford 412 430 440 471
Jonathan Stanley 235 239 251
John Scott 64 70
Phil Hunt 47
Non-transferable 0 6 22 100 212 451 1,246


2012 Result
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
Conservative
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
40.9%
SNP
31.6%
Conservative
12.3%
Lib Dems
7.6%
Green
5.2%
Socialist
2.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share
Labour Norma Austin-Hart 1,941 21.4% Elected
SNP Tom Buchanan 1,780 19.6% Elected
Labour Bill Cook 1,768 19.5% Elected
Conservative Nick Cook 1,111 12.3% Elected
SNP Derek Howie 1,084 12.0%
Lib Dems John Knox 687 7.6%
Green Joan Carter 469 5.2%
Socialist Colin Fox 228 2.5%


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