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Midlothian East by-election, 2014

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Midlothian East ward of Midlothian Council on 27 November 2014 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Peter Boyes, who was originally elected for Labour, due to poor health.

Kenny Young held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
32.9%
SNP
32.1%
Hogg
19.8%
Conservative
8.4%
Green
5.0%
Liberal Democrats
1.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Kenny Young 1,294 32.9% -2.8% Elected
SNP Colin Cassidy 1,260 32.1% -10.8%
Independent Robert Hogg 780 19.8% n/a
Conservative Andrew Hardie 331 8.4% -0.7%
Green Bill Kerr-Smith 197 5.0% n/a
Liberal Democrats Euan Davidson 68 1.7% n/a
Turnout: 34.1% (-5.7%) - Swing: 4.0% SNP to Lab


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Kenny Young 1,294 1,310 1,343 1,443 1,682
Colin Cassidy 1,260 1,270 1,357 1,384 1,613
Robert Hogg 780 789 831 914
Andrew Hardie 331 342 359
Bill Kerr-Smith 197 210
Euan Davidson 68
Non-transferable 0 9 40 189 635
Quota: 1,966


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
1
Labour
1
de Vink
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
42.9%
Labour
35.7%
de Vink
11.1%
Conservative
9.1%
TUSC
1.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Lisa Beattie 1,372 33.1% Elected
Labour Peter Boyes 1,003 24.2% Elected
Labour Katie Moffat 475 11.5%
Independent Peter de Vink 461 11.1% Elected
SNP Paul Bertram 405 9.8%
Conservative Richard Thomson 379 9.1%
TUSC Bob Goupillot 52 1.3%
Turnout: 39.8%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

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By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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