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Sgir’ Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, 2012

A by-election was held for the Sgir’ Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch ward of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on 29 November 2012 following the death of SNP Cllr Bill Houston.

Angus Morrison gained the seat as an Independent, with a majority of the first preference votes.

Result
First Preferences Share
Morrison
73.5%
SNP
19.2%
Mac an Ultaigh
7.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change
Independent Angus Morrison 745 73.5% +73.5% Elected
SNP John MacDonald 195 19.2% -13.2%
Independent Les Mac an Ultaigh 73 7.2% +7.2%


2012 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Norman MacDonald (1)
1
MacLeod
1
Vote Share
SNP
32.4%
Norman MacDonald (1)
22.0%
MacLeod
16.2%
MacIver
16.0%
Annie MacDonald
12.0%
Other
13.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share
Independent Norman MacDonald (1) 315 22.0% Elected
SNP Bill Houston 292 20.4% Elected
Independent Cudig MacLeod 233 16.2% Elected
Independent Catherine MacIver 229 16.0%
SNP Annie MacDonald 172 12.0%
Independent Norman MacDonald (2) 147 10.3%
Independent Barry Shelby 46 3.2%


Forum
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News
"By-election result"
Stornoway Gazette, 30 November
"Candidates for Comhairle by-election"
Stornoway Gazette, 29 October

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