Scottish Labour win after defending North Lanarkshire council seat

Scottish Labour have held onto a North Lanarkshire council seat in a by-election triggered after MP Hugh Gaffney resigned his council position.

NHS worker Norah Moonie was elected with 44.3 per cent of the vote, followed in second place by the SNP who secured 39.1 per cent. 

The win leaves seat distribution unchanged, with Scottish Labour running North Lanarkshire council as a minority administration. 

Speaking earlier this year, council leader Jim Logue said he was "delighted" the group had been able to "showcase the best of our Labour values through our policies and are delivering on so many of our manifesto commitments".

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