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By-Election Results : January 23rd 2014

January 24th, 2014

Motherwell North on North Lanarkshire (Lab Defence)
Result:
Lab 1,719 (68% unchanged on 2012), SNP 520 (21% -4% on 2012), Con 173 (7% +2% on 2012), UKIP 107 (4% no candidate in 2012)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 1,199 (47%) on a swing of 2% from SNP to Lab

West Leigh on Southend on Sea (Con Defence)
Result: (Changes since 2011, when retiring councillor was last elected)
Con 743 (37% -13% on 2011), Lib Dem 688 (34% +1% on 2011), UKIP 418 (21% +15% on 2011), Lab 149 (7% -4% on 2011)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 55 (3%) on a swing of 7% from Con to Lib Dem since 2011

Cowdenbeath Scottish Parliamentary By-Election (Lab Defence)
Result:

Alex Rowley (Lab) 11,192 (56% +10% on 2011)
Natalie McGarry (SNP) 5,704 (28% -14% on 2011)
Dave Dempsey (Con) 1,893 (9% +2% on 2011)
Denise Baykal (UKIP) 610 (3% No candidate in 2011)
Jade Holden (Lib Dem) 425 (2% -2% on 2011)
Stuart Graham (Victim’s Rights) 197 (1% No candidate in 2011)
James Trolland (Scottish Democratic Alliance) 51 (0% No candidate in 2011)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 5,488 (27%) on a swing of 12% from SNP to Lab

If the changes in the three by-elections this Parliament (Aberdeen, Donside, Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath) were repeated at the next Scottish Parliament elections in 2016, the constituency result would be as follows:

Labour 44 seats (+28 seats on 2011)
Scottish Nationalists 23 seats (-29 seats on 2011)
Conservatives 4 seats (+1 seat on 2011)
Liberal Democrats 2 seats (unchanged on 2011)

Harry Hayfield