Labour win North Ayrshire by-election

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Labour have won the North Ayrshire by-election after their candidate Jim Montgomerie beat the SNP’s Nan Wallace into second place.

The SNP’s disappointment comes a week after it narrowly held the Edinburgh City Council seat.  Lib Dem candidate Gordon Bain narrowly escaped coming last finishing just in front of the Socialist Labour Party.

The final result was:

Jim Montgomerie – Labour Party 2039
Nan Wallace – SNP 1425
Chris Barr – Conservative 331

 
First count:

Lab 1914
SNP 1306
Con 284
All Scotland Pensioners Party 211
Ind 114
Lib Dem 56
Soc Lab 43

The vote transfer can be viewed here: http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/NewsArticles/InfoZone/ByElection2011%20result.aspx