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List of by-election candidates
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Five candidates are to fight the Moray by-election
Voters go to the polls on Thursday 27 April to elect a new MSP for the Holyrood seat of Moray.

The by-election resulted from the death of Margaret Ewing who had served Moray as a Nationalist MSP since 1999.

In the 2003 election, Ms Ewing held the seat for the Scottish National Party with a majority of 5,312 and a 42.2% share of the vote. Turnout was 46.3%.

The candidates for the by-election are listed in alphabetical order, as provided by the returning officer.

  • Melville Brown - NHSFirst Party

  • Linda June Gorn - Scottish Liberal Democrats

  • Alexander Keith - Scottish Labour Party

  • Richard Neilson Lochhead - Scottish National Party

  • Mary Scanlon - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

The 2003 result was as follows:

Margaret Ewing (SNP) 11,384 votes, a 42.2% share of the vote; Tim Wood (Conservative) 6,072 votes, a 22.5% share of the vote; Peter Peacock (Labour) 5,157 votes, a 19.1% share of the vote; Linda Gorn (Liberal Democrats) 3,283 votes, 12.2% share of the vote; Norma Anderson (Scottish Socialist Party), 1,085 votes 4.0% share of the vote.

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