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Arbroath East and Lunan by-election, 2016

SNP gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Arbroath East and Lunan ward of Angus Council on 28 November 2016 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Bob Spink due to ill health.

Brenda Dunro gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
35.0%
Conservative
27.0%
Speed
17.2%
Smith
11.8%
Labour
6.7%
Liberal Democrats
2.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Brenda Dunro 919 35.0% -8.8% Elected
Conservative Derek Wann 709 27.0% +12.2%
Independent Lois Speed 452 17.2% n/a
Independent Kevin Smith 309 11.8% n/a
Labour John Ruddy 177 6.7% -6.0%
Liberal Democrats Richard Moore 60 2.3% -0.6%
Turnout: 21.5% (-12.1%) - Swing: 10.5% SNP to Con


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Brenda Dunro 919 925 956 1,010 1,172 1,357
Derek Wann 709 723 741 799 928
Lois Speed 452 457 482 619
Kevin Smith 309 315 352
Colin Davidson 177 191
Richard Moore 60
Non-transferable 0 15 95 198 526 1,269
Quota: 1,314


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Spink
1
Conservative
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
43.8%
Spink
25.8%
Conservative
14.8%
Labour
12.7%
Liberal Democrats
2.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Bob Spink 955 43.8% Elected
SNP Sheena Welsh 858 23.2% Elected
SNP Donald Morrison 766 20.7% Elected
Conservative Martyn Geddes 547 14.8% Elected
Labour Alastair Stuart 472 12.7%
Liberal Democrats Ginny Graham 109 2.9%
Turnout: 33.6%


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