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SNP victory in council election

Jean Lee
Jean Lee won 2,486 votes in the Monifieth and Sidlaw by-election

The Scottish National Party has won the Angus Council by-election for the Monifieth and Sidlaw ward.

The poll was called following the death of SNP councillor Frank Ellis from cancer in April.

Nationalist candidate Jean Lee won 2,486 votes, the Conservatives got 698 votes and the Lib Dems 439 votes.

Labour did not stand in the poll after realising, too late to find someone new, that its candidate was ineligible because he did not live in the county.

Voter turnout for the by-election was 28.7%.



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