2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election
The Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election, 2001 was a by-election held for the Scottish Parliament constituency of Strathkelvin and Bearsden on 7 June 2001, the same day as the UK general election and also a Scottish Parliament by-election in Banff and Buchan. It was caused by the resignation for health reasons of the constituency's MSP, Sam Galbraith.
The Labour Party retained the seat with Brian Fitzpatrick winning for them. He faced a strong challenge from Dr. Jean Turner who stood as an "independent" candidate trying to save the local Stobhill Hospital. Turner would later stand against Fitzpatrick at the 2003 election for the Scottish Parliament and defeat him.
Scottish Parliament Election result, 1999