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Loanhead by-election, 2005

SNP gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Loanhead ward of Midlothian Council on 10 November 2005 following the death of Independent Cllr William Hoggan.

Owen Thompson gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
45.4%
Labour
18.4%
Kenny
15.8%
E. Veitch
12.8%
Liberal Democrats
5.7%
Conservative
0.8%
P. Veitch
0.5%
Green
0.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP Owen Thompson 768 45.4% +27.2%
Labour George Purcell 311 18.4% -15.4%
Independent Patrick Kenny 268 15.8% n/a
Independent Elizabeth Veitch 217 12.8% n/a
Liberal Democrats Ken Brown 97 5.7% -5.3%
Conservative Andrew Hardie 13 0.8% -3.8%
Independent Philip Veitch 9 0.5% n/a
Green Ian Baxter 8 0.5% n/a
Turnout: 49.7% (-2.4%) - Majority: 457 (27.0%) - Swing: 21.3% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Hoggan
34.5%
Labour
33.8%
SNP
16.1%
Liberal Democrats
11.0%
Conservative
4.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Hoggan 611 34.5%
Labour George Purcell 599 33.8%
SNP William Bogue 285 16.1%
Liberal Democrats Katie Moffat 194 11.0%
Conservative Isla Jones 82 4.6%
Turnout: 52.1% - Majority: 12 (0.7%)


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