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Cardonald by-election, 2017

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Cardonald ward of Glasgow City Council on 7 September 2017 following the death of Labour Cllr Alistair Watson.

Jim Kavanagh held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
48.6%
SNP
36.7%
Conservative
10.3%
Green
2.7%
Liberal Democrats
1.5%
Libertarian
0.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Labour Jim Kavanagh 2,614 48.6% +10.8% Elected
SNP Alex Mitchell 1,972 36.7% -6.6%
Conservative Thomas Haddow 552 10.3% -1.4%
Green John G. Smith 147 2.7% +0.2%
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 80 1.5% -0.5%
Libertarian Antony Sammeroff 12 0.2% n/a
Turnout: 23.7% (-18.2%)   -   Valid votes: 5,377   -   Invalid votes: 97
Quota: 2,689   -   Swing: 8.7% SNP to Lab


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Jim Kavanagh 2,614 2,615 2,641 2,683 2,936
Alex Mitchell 1,972 1,972 1,981 2,066 2,101
Thomas Haddow 552 554 566 574
John G. Smith 147 151 161
Isabel Nelson 80 82
Antony Sammeroff 12
Non-transferable 0 3 28 54 340
Quota: 2,689


2017 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Labour
2

First Preference Votes

SNP
43.3%
Labour
37.8%
Conservative
11.7%
Green
2.5%
Liberal Democrats
2.0%
Solidarity
1.4%
UKIP
1.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Elaine McSporran 1,913 20.7% Elected
Labour Matt Kerr 1,894 20.5% Elected
Labour Alistair Watson 1,607 17.4% Elected
SNP Alex Wilson 1,333 14.4% Elected
Conservative Judy Lockhart 1,082 11.7%
SNP Joe Murray 768 8.3%
Green Alan Sharkey 233 2.5%
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 182 2.0%
Solidarity Lynn Sheridan 131 1.4%
UKIP Robert Mathieson Barclay 118 1.3%
Turnout: 41.9% - Valid votes: 9,261 - Invalid votes: 321


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