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Midlothian West by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for Midlothian West ward of Midlothian Council on 10 September 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Owen Thompson, elected as MP for Midlothian.

Kelly Parry held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
43.2%
Labour Co-operative
26.5%
Conservative
14.7%
Green
10.4%
Liberal Democrats
4.5%
Tedford
0.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Kelly Parry 1,540 43.2% +3.5% Elected
Labour Co-operative Ian Miller 945 26.5% -9.0%
Conservative Pauline Winchester 524 14.7% +4.0%
Green Daya Feldwick 372 10.4% +5.2%
Liberal Democrats Jane Davidson 162 4.5% -1.2%
Independent David Tedford 25 0.7% n/a
Turnout: 31.2% (-9.3%) - Swing: 6.3% Lab to SNP


Transfers

=
Round 1 2 3 4
Kelly Parry 1,540 1,541 1,558 1,701
Ian Miller 945 948 977 1,082
Pauline Winchester 524 530 570 618
Daya Feldwick 372 375 420
Jane Davidson 162 165
David Tedford 25
Non-transferable 0 9 43 167
Quota: 1,785


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
39.7%
Labour
35.5%
Conservative
10.7%
McCleery
9.3%
Liberal Democrats
5.7%
Green
5.2%
TUSC
0.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Andrew Coventry 930 21.5% Elected
SNP Owen Thompson 789 18.2% Elected
Labour Russell Imrie 776 17.9% Elected
Labour Alex Jones 762 17.6%
Conservative Andrew Hardie 462 10.7%
Independent George McCleery 403 9.3%
Liberal Democrats Les Thacker 246 5.7%
Green Helen Blackburn 226 5.2%
TUSC Lynn Leitch 41 0.9%
Turnout: 40.5%


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By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

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By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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