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Scots by-election votes counted
Counting votes in Livingston
The votes are counted in the Livingston by-election
Votes are being counted in two Scottish by-elections, with candidates vying for a Westminster and a Holyrood seat.

The by-election for the Commons seat of Livingston follows the death of former foreign secretary Robin Cook, who died while hillwalking in August.

The Glasgow Cathcart seat at Holyrood Scottish Parliament became vacant when MSP Mike Watson resigned following a conviction for wilful fire-raising.

Turnout in Livingston is 38.6% and 31.97% in Cathcart, a Scottish low.

The Cathcart figure is the smallest ever at a by-election in Scotland, according to political analyst John Curtice.

The Livingston figure has dropped from 58.1% at the general election in May.


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.




  • SEE ALSO:
    Final day in by-election battles
    28 Sep 05 |  Scotland
    Lists of by-election candidates
    26 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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