SNP take Penicuik (Midlothian) from Labour with 25% lead over Tories and 46% of total vote

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John Robertson
SNP take Penicuik (Midlothian) from Labour with 25% lead over Tories and 46% of total vote

After the transfer of second and third preferences, Joe Wallace of the SNP won the Penicuik (Midlothian) by-election last night to make the SNP the largest party in the council. By stage 3, Joe Wallace had 2237 votes to Tory candidate Murdo Macdonald’s 1788, giving him a 25% overall lead and 46% of the total vote of 4781. With a high turnout for local politics of 42.9%, a 46% overall vote and evidence of Labour supporters giving more of their…

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John Robertson
SNP take Penicuik (Midlothian) from Labour with 25% lead over Tories and 46% of total vote