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Renfrew South and Gallowhill by-election, 2016

SNP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Renfrew South and Gallowhill ward of Renfrewshire Council on 11 August 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Eddie Grady.

Jim Paterson gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
47.8%
Labour
36.9%
Conservative
13.4%
Liberal Democrats
1.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Jim Paterson 1,309 47.8% +4.5% Elected
Labour Edward Grady 1,012 36.9% -11.2%
Conservative Mark Dougan 366 13.4% +8.9%
Liberal Democrats Ross Stalker 53 1.9% -0.1%
Turnout: 26.2% (-15.9%) - Swing: 7.9% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4
Jim Paterson 1,309 1,318 1,356 1,809
Edward Grady 1,012 1,030 1,180
Mark Dougan 366 377
Ross Stalker 53
Non-transferable 0 15 204 931
Quota: 1,371


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
48.1%
SNP
43.3%
Conservative
4.5%
Socialist
2.1%
Liberal Democrats
2.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Cathy McEwan 1,258 28.9% Elected
Labour Eddie Grady 1,229 28.2% Elected
Labour Margaret Devine 869 19.9% Elected
SNP Garry Quigley 629 14.4%
Conservative Helen Mathie 197 4.5%
Socialist Douglas Canning 90 2.1%
Liberal Democrats Michael Hanley 86 2.0%
Turnout: 42.1%


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