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SNP holds ward after by-election

The SNP has held the ward of Baillieston on Glasgow City Council.

David Turner was elected to represent the ward in a by-election prompted by the resignation of John Mason.

Mr Mason left the council following his victory for the SNP in the Glasgow East by-election, a seat which used to be one of Labour's safest in Westminster.

Turnout at the Baillieston by-election was 22.68%. The Single Transferable Vote System was used, which lists candidates in order of preference.

The candidates who contested the by-election and votes gained were:

  • John Anderson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, 259
  • Charles Baillie, British National Party, 73
  • Moira A Crawford, Scottish Green Party, 45
  • Ian Dickie, Scottish Unionist Party, 43
  • David Jackson, Scottish Liberal Democrats, 159
  • Tricia McLeish, Solidarity, 74
  • Andy Muir, Scottish Labour Party, 2167
  • Daniel O'Donnell, Scottish Socialist Party, 58
  • David Turner, Scottish National Party, 2318

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