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Wick By-election date confirmed (03/03/11)
A by-election will be held in The Highland Council’s Ward 3 – Wick - on Thursday 7 April to choose a successor to Councillor Katrina MacNab (Independent), who resigns from the Council with effect from Friday (4 March).
Nomination papers will be available from 10 am on Monday 7 March. The deadline for nominations is 4 pm on Wednesday 16 March.
If the election is contested, polling will take place between 7 am – 10 pm on Thursday 7 April.
Councillor MacNab, elected to the Council in 2003, is one of three councillors representing Wick. The other two councillors are Councillor Bill Fernie, Independent, and Graham Smith, Independent Members Group, who are able to cover ward issues following Councillor MacNab’s resignation.
Council Convener Councillor Sandy Park said: “I am sorry to hear of Councillor MacNab’s decision to stand down from the Council. She has been a valued member of the Council and I would like to thank her for the contribution she has made over the last eight years to her local community and to the wider Highlands.”
With the resignation of Councillor MacNab the representation of the 80-member Council will be Independent, 24; Liberal Democrat, 20; SNP, 17; Labour, 7; Independent Members Group, 6, Independent Alliance Group, 4, Non-Aligned 1. The Administration comprises members of the Independent, Liberal Democrat and Labour Groups.