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Rosyth by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Rosyth ward of Fife Council on 26 November 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Douglas Chapman, the new MP for Dunfermline and West Fife.

Sharon Wilson held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
45.2%
Labour
34.5%
Conservative
9.1%
Liberal Democrats
3.6%
UKIP
3.3%
MacIntyre
2.5%
Green
1.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Sharon Wilson 1,214 45.2% +9.5% Elected
Labour Vikki Fairweather 926 34.5% -13.1%
Conservative David Ross 245 9.1% +3.3%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hall 97 3.6% -3.5%
UKIP Colin Mitchelson 88 3.3% +0.7%
Independent Alastair MacIntyre 66 2.5% n/a
Green Cairinne MacDonald 51 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 24.7% (-10.8%) - Swing: 11.3% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sharon Wilson 1,214 1,235 1,241 1,249 1,263 1,286 1,623
Vikki Fairweather 926 939 950 966 1,012 1,117
George Cruickshank 245 246 256 281 309
Matthew Hall 97 102 112 122
Colin Mitchelson 88 90 97
Alastair MacIntyre 66 68
Cairinne MacDonald 51
Non-transferable 0 7 31 69 103 284 1,064
Quota: 1,344


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
47.6%
SNP
35.7%
Liberal Democrats
7.1%
Conservative
5.8%
UKIP
2.6%
McGilvray
1.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Douglas Chapman 1,076 27.8% Elected
Labour Pat Callaghan 1,049 27.1% Elected
Labour Mike Shirkie 794 20.5% Elected
SNP Simon Tate 306 7.9%
Liberal Democrats Audrey Dunsmore 275 7.1%
Conservative Iain Dempsey 223 5.8%
UKIP Alastair MacIntyre 101 2.6%
Independent Jason McGilvray 41 1.1%
Turnout: 35.5%


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