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Markinch and Woodside East by-election, 2006

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Markinch and Woodside East ward of Fife Council on 28 September 2006 following the death of Labour Cllr David Rougvie.

John Beare gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
55.7%
Labour
24.2%
Liberal Democrats
16.1%
Conservative
2.4%
Lawson
1.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP John Beare 892 55.7% +26.1%
Labour Ivor Gibson 388 24.2% -34.0%
Liberal Democrats Bob Forrest 257 16.1% +10.5%
Conservative David Mole 39 2.4% -4.2%
Independent Alexander Lawson 25 1.6% n/a
Turnout: 43.4% (-5.8%) - Majority: 504 (31.5%) - Swing: 30.1% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Labour
58.2%
SNP
29.6%
Conservative
6.6%
Liberal Democrats
5.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Rougvie 1,074 58.2%
SNP John Beare 545 29.6%
Conservative John Chalmers 121 6.6%
Liberal Democrats Harry Hutton 104 5.6%
Turnout: 49.2% - Majority: 529 (28.7%)


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