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Lochside by-election, 2005

Labour gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Lochside ward of Dumfries and Galloway Council on 13 October 2005 following the resignation of Independent Cllr William Nimmo.

Ronnie Nicholson gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
75.5%
Cameron
9.9%
Socialist
6.3%
SNP
4.6%
Thomson
3.0%
Conservative
0.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Ronnie Nicholson 676 75.5% +36.8%
Independent Kenneth Cameron 89 9.9% n/a
Socialist Robert Brack 56 6.3% n/a
SNP Andrew Wood 41 4.6% -8.2%
Independent Michael Thomson 27 3.0% n/a
Conservative Adrienne Regan 6 0.7% -2.1%
Turnout: 42.2% (n/a) - Majority: 587 (65.6%) - Swing: n/a


2003 Result

Nimmo
45.7%
Labour
38.7%
SNP
12.8%
Conservative
2.8%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Nimmo 486 45.7%
Labour Gilbert Fergusson 412 38.7%
SNP Elizabeth Shannon 136 12.8%
Conservative Adrienne Regan 30 2.8%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 74 (8.3%)


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