Glasgow & West Scotland

SNP wins North Ayrshire Council ward by-election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has won a by-election held on Thursday for North Ayrshire Council.

Grace McLean retained the North Coast and Cumbraes ward for the SNP with 2,021 votes.

Independent Drew Cochrane was second with 1,190, Conservative Toni Dawson came third with 1,125, followed by Labour's Valerie Reid on 691 and UKIP's Meilan Henderson on 192.

The by-election was held following the death of SNP councillor Alex McLean.

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