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Troup, 2008

A by-election was held for the Troup ward of Aberdeenshire Council on 1 May 2008 following the death of SNP Cllr Mitchell Burnett.

Bob Watson held the seat for the SNP.

A later by-election was held in Troup ward on 27 November 2014, covered here.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
62.8%
Conservative
18.8%
Lib Dems
18.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Bob Watson 1,721 62.8% +15.1% Yes
Conservative Lisa Watt 515 18.8% -5.5%
Lib Dems Edward Acton 503 18.4% +10.8%


2007 Result
Seats
SNP
1
Conservative
1
Independent
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
47.7%
Conservative
24.3%
Independent
20.4%
Lib Dems
7.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Mitchell Burnett 1,798 47.7% Yes
Conservative John Duncan 914 24.3% Yes
Independent Sydney Mair 770 20.4% Yes
Lib Dems Ian Findlay 286 7.6%
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