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Lists of by-election candidates
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Voters in Livingston and Cathcart go to the polls on 29 September
Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 29 September to elect candidates in the Livingston and Cathcart by-elections.

The by-election for the Livingston seat in the Commons resulted from the death of former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.

The by-election for the Cathcart seat at Holyrood followed the resignation of Labour's Mike Watson, who was convicted of fire-raising.

BBC Scotland's news website lists the candidates standing in both seats.

List of candidates in Livingston by-election (alphabetic by surname)

  • Peter Adams - UKIP

  • John Allman - Alliance For Change

  • Melville Brown - Independent

  • Angela Constance - SNP

  • Jim Devine - Scottish Labour

  • Charles Dundas - Liberal Democrats

  • Brian Gardner - Socialist Party of Great Britain

  • Gordon Lindhurst - Conservatives

  • Steve Nimmo - Scottish Socialists

  • David Robertson - Greens

    Mr Cook had a majority of 13,000 in May's general election.

    List of candidates in Cathcart by-election (alphabetic by surname)

  • Richard Cook - Conservatives

  • Christopher Creighton - Independent

  • Charlie Gordon - Scottish Labour

  • Pat Lally - Independent

  • Bryan McCormack - UKIP

  • Arthur Sanderson - Lib Dems

  • Ronnie Stevenson - Scottish Socialists

  • Chloe Stewart - Scottish Greens

  • Maire Whitehead - SNP

    Lord Watson held a majority of 5,112 in the 2003 Scottish Parliament election.

    Parties name Cathcart candidates
    09 Sep 05 |  Scotland
    Date is set for Cook by-election
    02 Sep 05 |  Scotland
    Date set for Cathcart by-election
    05 Sep 05 |  Scotland


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