SNP hold seat in Leven, Kennoway & Largo

Ballot boxes at by-election count for Fife Council seat covering Kennoway, Largo & Leven
Ballot boxes at by-election count for Fife Council seat covering Kennoway, Largo & Leven

The SNP have held their Kennoway, Largo and Leven seat on Fife Council.

The SNP have held their Kennoway, Largo and Leven seat on Fife Council.

At a by-election tonight, Alistair Suttie topped the poll with 1501 votes.

Labour’s Colin Davidson was second on 1155.

Graham Ritchie claimed third for the Tories on 752 with Steve Wood fourth for Lib Dems on 580.

Iain Morrice polled 74 for the Greens.The turn out was just 27.6%– well down on the 40% who took part in the 2012 poll.

The result was wrapped up barely 90 minutes after the polls closed.

Mr Suttie paid tribute to his predecessor and said his priority was to make sure the ward was well represented at Fife House.

‘‘I want to work hard for the area,’’ he said.

Colin Davidson said: ‘‘We have done extremely well. We have run them (the SNP) close. It was their seat to lose.

‘‘To run them as close as that is extraordinary - it puts us in a strong position in May to hold our two seats.’’