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Tain and Easter Ross, 2011

A by-election was held for the Tain and Easter Ross ward of Highland Council on 9 June 2011 following the death of SNP Cllr Alan Torrance.

Fiona Robertson gained the seat as an independent.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
33.2%
Independent
32.2%
Independent
18.5%
Lib Dems
12.2%
Independent
3.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Derek Louden 837 33.2% +21.2%
Independent Fiona Robertson 811 32.2% N/A Yes
Independent Ruairidh MacKenzie 467 18.5% N/A
Lib Dems Antony Gardner 307 12.2% -4.0%
Independent Michael Herd 97 3.9% -1.4%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Derek Louden 837 860 928 1,037
Fiona Robertson 811 840 933 1,204
Ruairidh MacKenzie 467 481 547
Antony Gardner 307 318
Michael Herd 97
Non-transferable 0 20 111 278


2007 Result
Seats
Independent
2
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Independent
36.2%
Lib Dems
16.2%
SNP
12.0%
Independent
11.2%
Independent
7.6%
Other
16.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Independent Alasdair Rhind 1,406 36.2% Yes
Lib Dems Richard Durham 627 16.2% Yes
SNP Jim McCreath 465 12.0%
Independent Alan Torrance 436 11.2% Yes
Independent Murray MacLeod 294 7.6%
Independent Michael Herd 204 5.3%
Labour Sunny Moodie 148 3.8%
Conservative David Rutherford 124 3.2%
Independent John Boocock 116 3.0%
Socialist Donnie Fraser 59 1.5%
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