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Linlithgow by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Linlithgow ward of West Lothian Council on 1 October 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Martyn Day, the new MP for Linlithgow and Falkirk East.

David Tait held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
43.1%
Labour
22.9%
Conservative
20.5%
Green
5.9%
Galloway
4.8%
Liberal Democrats
2.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP David Tait 2,049 43.1% +1.4% Elected
Labour David Manion 1,088 22.9% +2.6%
Conservative Ian Burgess 973 20.5% -12.7%
Green Maire McCormack 282 5.9% n/a
Independent Brenda Galloway 230 4.8% n/a
Liberal Democrats Caron Lindsay 133 2.8% n/a
Turnout: 38.2% (-15.1%) - Swing: 0.6% SNP to Lab


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
David Tait 2,049 2,061 2,099 2,234 2,325
David Manion 1,088 1,131 1,175 1,279 1,644
Ian Burgess 973 992 1,056 1,070
Maire McCormack 282 303 346
Brenda Galloway 230 246
Caron Lindsay 133
Non-transferable 0 22 79 172 786
Quota: 2,378


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
1
Conservative
1
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
41.7%
Conservative
33.2%
Labour
20.3%
Save St John's
4.4%
National Front
0.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Conservative Tom Kerr 2,112 33.2% Elected
SNP Martyn Day 1,827 28.7% Elected
Labour Tom Conn 1,292 20.3% Elected
SNP David Tait 829 13.0%
Save St John's Cherie Finlay 280 4.4%
National Front Ernest Wilson 25 0.4%
Turnout: 53.3%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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