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Wick, 2011

A by-election was held for the Wick ward of Highland Council on 7 April 2011 following the resignation of independent Cllr Katrina MacNab.

Gail Ross gained the seat for the SNP.

Result
First Preferences Share
SNP
46.1%
Labour
19.3%
Independent
9.7%
Lib Dems
9.7%
Independent
8.7%
Other
5.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
SNP Gail Ross 979 46.1% +29.2% Yes
Labour Neil MacDonald 409 19.3% +5.3%
Independent Niall Smith 207 9.7% N/A
Lib Dems Claire Clarke 206 9.7% -5.8%
Independent Jim Oag 184 8.7% N/A
Independent Laurel Bush 73 3.4% +2.8%
Conservative Michael Carr 33 1.6% -0.2%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Gail Ross 979 984 999 1,049
Neil MacDonald 409 410 421 463
Niall Smith 207 209 217 245
Claire Clarke 206 211 219 236
Jim Oag 184 191 202
Laurel Bush 73 75
Michael Carr 33
Non-transferable 0 11 33 98


2007 Result
Seats
Independent
2
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Independent
30.3%
Independent
17.2%
SNP
16.9%
Lib Dems
15.5%
Labour
14.0%
Other
6.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Independent Bill Fernie 793 30.3% Yes
Independent Katrina MacNab 451 17.2% Yes
SNP Niall Smith 443 16.9%
Lib Dems Graeme Smith 407 15.5% Yes
Labour Jim Oag 366 14.0%
Independent Heather Miller 98 3.7%
Conservative Jack Brooker 46 1.8%
Independent Laurel Bush 17 0.6%
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