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Rutherglen South, 2013

A by-election was held for the Rutherglen South ward of South Lanarkshire Council on 14 February 2013 following the death of SNP Cllr Anne Higgins.

Gerard Killen gained the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
39.9%
Lib Dems
29.5%
SNP
21.0%
Conservative
3.8%
UKIP
3.3%
Other
2.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change Elected?
Labour Gerard Killen 1,352 39.9% -3.9% Yes
Lib Dems David Baillie 999 29.5% +4.8%
SNP Margaret Ferrier 712 21.0% -2.9%
Conservative Aric Gilinsky 128 3.8% -1.1%
UKIP Donald Mackay 111 3.3% +3.3%
Green Susan Martin 59 1.7% +1.7%
Independent Craig Smith 31 0.9% +0.9%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Gerard Killen 1,352 1,358 1,370 1,376 1,396 1,616
David Baillie 999 1,004 1,016 1,035 1,104 1,278
Margaret Ferrier 712 714 730 741 755
Aric Gilinsky 128 133 134 170
Donald Mackay 111 115 120
Susan Martin 59 60
Craig Smith 31
Non-transferable 0 8 22 70 137 498


2012 Result
Seats
Labour
1
Lib Dems
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
43.8%
Lib Dems
24.7%
SNP
23.9%
Conservative
4.9%
Unionist
2.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Labour Brian McKenna 1,244 26.0% Yes
Lib Dems Robert Brown 1,181 24.7% Yes
SNP Anne Higgins 1,141 23.9% Yes
Labour Gerard Killen 851 17.8%
Conservative Richard Tawse 232 4.9%
Unionist Michael Haigh 130 2.7%


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News
"SNP candidate finds business support"
Rutherglen Reformer, 23 January
"Lib Dems hit out at Labour strategy"
Rutherglen Reformer, 23 January
"Craig offers a Christian voice at by-election"
Rutherglen Reformer, 23 January
"Rutherglen to be battleground as Labour eye-up council control"
STV News, 17 January
"Seven to contest Rutherglen South by-election"
Rutherglen Reformer, 16 January

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