Glasgow & West Scotland

Labour holds Glasgow Shettleston ward in by-election

Cllr George Ryan
Image caption Cllr Ryan died in October, aged 51

Labour has held the Shettleston ward of Glasgow City Council after a by-election was held following the death of Councillor George Ryan.

Martin Neill won the ward with 2,026 votes on a turnout of 17.55%.

The SNP's Laura Doherty polled 1,086 votes with Raymond McCrae polling 224 for the Scottish Conservatives.

Mr Ryan died suddenly in October, aged 51. He had been a councillor since 1995. Council leader Gordon Matheson described his passing as "devastating".

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