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Maryfield by-election, 2016

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Maryfield ward of Dundee City Council on 31 March 2016 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Craig Melville.

A previous by-election was held in this ward on 12 March 2009, covered here.

Lynne Short held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
49.5%
Labour
22.7%
Conservative
10.5%
TUSC
5.1%
Green
4.1%
Liberal Democrats
3.0%
McLeod
2.6%
UKIP
2.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Lynne Short 1,383 49.5% -1.3% Elected
Labour Alan Cowan 634 22.7% -13.7%
Conservative James Clancy 294 10.5% +3.2%
TUSC Stuart Fairweather 142 5.1% +3.3%
Green Jacob Ellis 116 4.1% n/a
Liberal Democrats Christopher McIntyre 85 3.0% -0.7%
Independent Brian McLeod 73 2.6% n/a
UKIP Calum Walker 69 2.5% n/a
Turnout: 24.2% (-5.5%) - Swing: 6.2% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3
Lynne Short 1,383 1,389 1,399
Alan Cowan 634 637 648
James Clancy 294 304 317
Stuart Fairweather 142 147 161
Jacob Ellis 116 118 123
Liberal Democrats 85 87 92
Brian McLeod 73 81
Calum Walker 69
Non-transferable 0 33 56
Quota: 1,399


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
50.8%
Labour
36.4%
Conservative
7.3%
Liberal Democrats
3.7%
TUSC
1.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Ken Lynn 1,187 34.6% Elected
Labour George McIrvine 629 18.3%
Labour Georgia Cruickshank 622 18.1% Elected
SNP Craig Melville 559 16.3% Elected
Conservative Stephen MacSporran 249 7.3%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hall 126 3.7%
TUSC Derek Milligan 62 1.8%
Turnout: 29.7%


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