LABOUR has won a hotly contested by-election in the West End. 

Jill Brown fought off competition from her rivals in the SNP and Greens to claim the Partick East/Kelvindale seat this morning. 

With less than a 30% turnout, she narrowly defeated the likes of Abdul Bostani and Blair Anderson to take the place of Tony Curtis.

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The Independent councillor was 'sacked' earlier this year for failing to turn up to meetings. 

Glasgow MSP and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar was among those to pass on his congratulations to Brown. 

He wrote: "Delighted to welcome our newest Scottish Labour councillor, Jill Brown. Well done to the Glasgow Labour team. A great result." 

The ward was decided by the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system, which sees voters ranking their preferred candidates in order from first to last. 

Bostani, the SNP candidate, did emerge from the poll with the most first preference votes (2084 compared to Brown's 1836), but his Labour rival pipped him in stage four, five, and six. 

In the first round, Greens finished third, Tories fourth, Lib Dems fifth, with UKIP bottom of the pile. 

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A vote goes to the voter's first preference if possible, but if this is eliminated, instead of being thrown away, the vote is transferred to a back-up choice, with the vote being assigned to the voter's second, third, or lower choice if possible. 

Council leader Susan Aitken wrote: "Very disappointed for Abdul Bostani who was a fab local candidate. Sincere congratulations to Labour’s Jill Brown on her election." 

Meanwhile, the SNP's David Turner claimed the city's other by-election this week in Baillieston.