The SNP has won the Baillieston by election for Glasgow City Council.

David Turner won the seat at stage six of the Single Transferable Vote counting process.

He said: "I’m delighted. It underlines that Ballieston is a Yes area and the SNP is going from strength to strength and is looking good for the Scottish Election in May.”

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The election took place after former Labour councillor Jim Coleman lost his seat for non-attendance over a six month period.

The SNP had 48.8% of the first preference votes with Labour candidate William Docherty second  with 28.3% The Tories had 20.9%

Labour candidate William Docherty was in second place.

It was one of two by elections in the city, with Labour candidate Jill Brown, winning the other in Partick East/Kelvindale, after former Tory councillor, Tony Curtis, sitting as an independent, lost his seat also for non-attendance.

Labour Glasgow Group leader Malcolm Cunning said: "We have performed well. I’m pleased we won in Partick East/Kelvindale. It gives us hope for the election in May."