Nicol Stephen wins the Kincardine & Deeside by-election for the Liberal Democrats

The by-election had been caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP Alick Buchanan-Smith. Stephen recorded a swing of 11.4% to win with a majority of 7,824 over the Conservatives with the SNP third and Labour fourth. Stephen did not have long to enjoy his triumph, losing the seat at the general election in April the following year when the Conservatives regained the seat.