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Wishaw by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Wishaw ward of North Lanarkshire Council on 13 August 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Marion Fellows, now MP for Motherwell and Wishaw.

Rosa Zambonini held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
51.1%
Labour
32.8%
Conservative
10.3%
Socialist
3.1%
UKIP
1.8%
Liberal Democrats
1.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Rosa Zambonini 1,915 51.1% +16.7% Elected
Labour Peter McDade 1,230 32.8% -24.9%
Conservative Marjory Borthwick 385 10.3% +2.4%
Socialist Maria Feeney 117 3.1% n/a
UKIP Neil Wilson 67 1.8% n/a
Liberal Democrats Gerard Neary 37 1.0% n/a
Turnout: 26.1% (-11.2%) - Swing: 20.8% Lab to SNP


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
2

First Preference Votes

Labour
57.7%
SNP
34.4%
Conservative
7.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Sam Love 1,590 30.5% Elected
SNP Marion Fellows 1,118 21.5% Elected
Labour Frank McKay 932 17.9% Elected
SNP Jim Hume 674 12.9% Elected
Labour James Robertson 482 9.3%
Conservative Marjory Borthwick 412 7.9%
Turnout: 37.3%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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