Delivery of writs marks start to three General Election contests in the Highlands 

Issued on behalf of the Returning Officer

writ hand over

The official process to elect Members of Parliament to represent the three UK Highland constituencies has begun.  

Returning Officer, Donna Manson, Chief Executive of The Highland Council, was today (Thursday 7 November) hand delivered three writs, instructing her to conduct an election for the Highland UK Parliamentary constituencies.  

The writs, which were delivered to council headquarters in Inverness by  Allen Skinner on behalf of the Post Master, come from the Crown Office in the Palace of Westminster and state that as parliament has now dissolved, the Returning Officer should conduct elections to appoint a member of parliament to represent the constituencies of;

  • Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
  • Ross, Skye and Lochaber;
  • Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey. 

The notice of election will be published on the Council’s website tomorrow at 9.00am.

Voting will take place on Thursday 12 December at Highland polling stations which will be open from 7am until 10pm. 

7 Nov 2019
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