Keith Cockburn, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate, retained the Tweeddale West seat at the by-election for the Scottish Borders council held on Thursday, 10 October 2013. Keith gained 1,155 first preference votes (42.65%) compared with the 677 (25%) won by the second placed candidate, Nancy Norman of the Liberal Democrats. This represents a swing of 28 percentage points from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives since the most recent full council election. All the other major parties saw their share of the vote fall. Further details to follow.