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Murrayfield by-election, 2005

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Murrayfield ward of City of Edinburgh Council on 10 November 2005 following the death of Conservative Cllr Jim Gilchrist.

Jeremy Balfour held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
50.0%
Liberal Democrats
32.4%
Woolnough
8.5%
Labour
4.3%
Green
2.2%
SNP
2.0%
Liberal
0.5%
UKIP
0.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Jeremy Balfour 1,327 50.0% -0.4%
Liberal Democrats Mike Crockhart 859 32.4% +10.5%
Independent Tina Woolnough 226 8.5% n/a
Labour Norma Hart 114 4.3% -12.0%
Green Jill Boulton 58 2.2% n/a
SNP Sheena Clelland 52 2.0% -5.7%
Liberal Roy Isserlis 12 0.5% n/a
UKIP Mev Brown 4 0.2% n/a
Turnout: 43.9% (-10.3%) - Majority: 468 (17.6%) - Swing: 5.5% Con to LD


2003 Result

Conservative
50.4%
Liberal Democrats
21.9%
Labour
16.3%
SNP
7.7%
Socialist
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jim Gilchrist 1,719 50.4%
Liberal Democrats Peter Galetzka 749 21.9%
Labour Andrew Cochrane 556 16.3%
SNP Marilyn Work 263 7.7%
Socialist Anne Edmonds 126 3.7%
Turnout: 54.2% - Majority: 970 (28.5%)


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