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165 Candidates To Contest 21 Council Multi-member Wards

7th April 2017

The elections for the 74 seats on The Highland Council, being held on Thursday 4 May, will involve 165 candidates contesting all of the 21 multi-member wards.

Caithness will now only have two wards instead of three. Four candidates will be elected for each ward. In total Caithness will elect 8 candidates a reduction of 2 overall. This has been brought about by the Boundary Commission changes announced some time ago. Landward Caithness has gone and been split between the two other wards.

The breakdown of candidates is as follows: -

Independent - 59

Labour and Co-operative party - 3

Liberal Democrat Focus Team - 1

Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" - 1

Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 21

Scottish Green Party - 8

Scottish Labour Party - 15

Scottish Liberal Democrats - 19

Scottish Liberal Democrat Focus Team - 1

Scottish Libertarian Party - 1

Scottish National Party (SNP) – 31

Scottish Socialist Party – 2

UKIP – 1

No description – 2

Councillors are elected using the single transferable vote system so electors will be asked to mark their ballot paper, ranking candidates in preferential order.

To find out who is standing in which council ward and for full details of The Highland Council Election nominations visit http://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/17674/hc_notice_of_poll_-_29_march_2017pdf

Polling takes place on Thursday 4 May between 7 am and 10 pm and the count will take place on Friday 5 May at Inverness Leisure Bught Park, Inverness.

This will be the first local government election at which 16 and 17 year olds can vote. Anyone wishing to take part must make sure they are registered to vote by midnight on Monday 17 April 2017.

Results of the elections are due by the afternoon on Friday 5 May.

Candidates:

Wick and East Caithness

  • BREMNER, Raymond

    Scottish National Party (SNP)

    1 Baikie Place, Thrumster, Caithness, KW1 5TE

  • FERNIE, Bill

    Independent

    Kilmory, 19 March Road, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5TY

  • GRAHAM, Luke

    Scottish Liberal Democrats

    8 Hospital Road, Wick, KW1 5NQ

  • MACDONALD, Neil

    Labour and Co-operative Party

    10 West Banks Terrace, Wick, Caithness KW1 5NA

  • MACKAY, A.I. Willie

    Independent

    36 Oldhall, Watten, Caithness, KW1 5XL

  • MALIK, Linda

    Independent

    Talagang House, Sarclet, Thrumster, KW1 5TU

  • PATTERSON, Catherine

    Independent

    2 Weir Crescent, Milton, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5SS

  • SINCLAIR, Andrew

    Scottish Conservative and Unionist

    53 Broadhaven Road, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4RF

  • SINCLAIR, Nicola

    Independent

    Inglevaar, 20 Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AB


Thurso and North West Caithness

  • COGHILL, Gillian

    Independent

    Balnahard Farm, Harpsdale, Halkirk, Caithness, KW12 6UN

  • FARMER, Tommy

    Independent

    11 Thorkel Road, Thurso, KW14 7LW

  • GLASGOW, Alexander

    Scottish Liberal Democrats

    11 Tower Hill Road, Thurso, KW14 8JG

  • MACKAY, Donnie

    Independent

    2 Wilson Terrace, Thurso, KW14 8AH

  • MACKIE, Struan

    Scottish Conservative and Unionist

    28 Ravenshill Road, Thurso, KW14 7PX

  • OWSNETT, Sandra

    Scottish Green Party

    2 Haimer Place, Thurso, KW14 8JS

  • REISS, Matthew

    Independent

    Langland House, Hill of Forss, Thurso, KW14 7XQ

  • ROSIE, Karl

    Scottish National Party (SNP)

    8 Sir Archibald Road, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8HN

  • SAXON, Roger

    Labour and Co-operative Party

    73 Upper Burnside Drive, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XB

 

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