Polling takes place next week for Highland Council By-election

Issued on behalf of the Returning Officer

On Thursday 6 December voting for the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh By-Election gets underway with polling stations opening their doors at 7am and remaining open for voters until 10pm.

Anyone who has applied for a postal vote who may not yet have posted their ballot paper is reminded that they can hand it in to any of the polling stations up until 10 pm on Thursday 6 December.

The polling stations are: 

  • COIGACH COMMUNITY HALL, ACHILTIBUIE
  • ULLAPOOL VILLAGE HALL
  • BADCAUL PRIMARY SCHOOL, DUNDONNELL
  • AULTBEA FREE CHURCH HALL
  • POOLEWE VILLAGE HALL
  • GAIRLOCH COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • NO.11, OPINAN
  • KINLOCHEWE VILLAGE HALL
  • APPLECROSS VILLAGE HALL
  • SHIELDAIG VILLAGE HALL
  • TORRIDON COMMUNITY HALL
  • LOCHCARRON COMMUNITY HALL
  • ACHNASHEEN HALL
  • GARVE VILLAGE HALL
  • STRATHPEFFER COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • CONTIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • FAIRBURN MEMORIAL HALL, MARYBANK
  • STRATHCONON VILLAGE HALL
  • ACHMORE VILLAGE HALL
  • PLOCKTON PUBLIC HALL
  • AUCHTERTYRE COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • DORNIE & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HALL
  • INVERINATE & LOCH DUICH COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • GLENELG HALL
  • KYLE VILLAGE HALL

The count will take place within the ward on Friday 7 December. The results will be published on the Council’s website www.highland.gov.uk – you will be able to follow the stages of the count on twitter and facebook @HighlandCouncil.

The 9 candidates standing are: 

•           Gavin Berkenheger - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

•           Christopher Birt - Scottish Labour Party

•           Irene Frances Brandt - Scottish Green Party

•           Harry Christian - Scottish Libertarian Party

•           Jean Davis - Independent

•           Les Durance - UKIP Scotland

•           Richard Greene - Independent

•           Alexander MacInnes - Scottish National Party (SNP)

•           George Scott - Scottish Liberal Democrats

The current political make-up of The Highland Council is as follows;

Independent (27)
Non-aligned (2)
Scottish Conservative and Unionist (11)
Scottish Green Party (1)
Scottish Labour Party (3)
Scottish Liberal Democrats (9)
Scottish National Party (19)
Sutherland Independent Group (1)
With 1 vacancy for Ward 5.


ENDS

27 Nov 2018
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