Date set for Lochaber council by-election
The by-election is being called as the result of the resignation of Councillor Eddie Hunter (Independent). Councillor Hunter stands down with effect from 5pm today (Thursday 27 February 2014).
Candidates seeking election will be able to obtain a nomination form from Tuesday 11 March. They will be available from the home page of the Council’s web site:www.highland.gov.uk as well as at the Council’s Service Points at Fort William and Mallaig.
The deadline for nominations is 4 pm on Thursday 27 March.
Caol and Mallaig is a three-member ward. The two other members are Bill Clark (SNP) and Allan Henderson (Independent).
The political representation of the Council is: Independent, 34; SNP 21; Liberal Democrat 14; Labour 8: independent Nationalist, 1; Non-aligned 2.