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The Lochs, 2014

A by-election was held for The Lochs ward of Fife Council on 22 May 2014 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Alex Rowley, who was elected to the Scottish Parliament in the Cowdenbeath by-election held on 23 January 2014.

A later by-election was held in this ward on 25 August 2016, covered here.

Alex Campbell held the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
65.9%
SNP
24.3%
UKIP
5.2%
Conservative
4.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Alex Campbell 2,042 65.9% +19.5% Elected
SNP Lesley Backhouse 753 24.3% +5.3%
UKIP Martin Green 162 5.2% +5.2%
Conservative Jonathan Gray 141 4.6% +1.9%


2012 Result
Seats
Labour
1
Clarke
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
46.4%
Clarke
27.5%
SNP
19.0%
Archibald
4.4%
Conservative
2.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share
Labour Alex Rowley 1,380 37.0% Elected
Independent William Clarke 1,025 27.5% Elected
SNP Ann Bain 708 19.0% Elected
Labour Caron Hughes 349 9.4%
Independent Susan Archibald 165 4.4%
Conservative Shiela Emmerson 99 2.7%


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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