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Highland Council Election Results

5th May 2017

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The results for the 2017 Highland Council elections have been declared. They are as follows:

Independent 28

Scottish Conservative and Unionist 10

Scottish Green Party 1

Scottish Labour Party 3

Scottish Liberal Democrats 10

Scottish National Party (SNP) 22

Total elected 74

The first meeting of the new Council will be held on Thursday 18 May when the office-bearers will be confirmed.

The newly elected councillors are:

Ward 1: North, West and Central Sutherland (3)

Kirsteen Currie - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Hugh Morrison - Independent

Linda Munro - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 2: Thurso and Northwest Caithness (4)

Donnie Mackay - Independent

Struan Mackie - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Matthew Reiss - Independent

Karl Rosie - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ward 3: Wick and East Caithness (4)

Raymond Bremner - Scottish National Party (SNP)

A.I. Willie Mackay – Independent

Andrew Sinclair - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Nicola Sinclair – Independent

Ward 4: East Sutherland and Edderton (3)

Richard Gordon Gale - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Deirdre Mackay - Scottish Labour Party

Jim McGillivray – Independent

Ward 5: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh (4)

Biz Campbell - Independent

Ian Cockburn - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Derek Macleod - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Kate Stephen - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 6: Cromarty Firth (4)

Mike Finlayson - Independent

Pauline Munro - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Maxine Smith - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Carolyn Wilson - Independent

Ward 7: Tain and Easter Ross (3)

Louden Derek - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Fiona Robertson - Independent

Jamie Stone - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 8: Dingwall and Seaforth (4)

Graham Alexander Mackenzie - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Alister Mackinnon - Independent

Angela Maclean - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Margaret Paterson – Independent

Ward 9: Black Isle (3)

Gordon Adam - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Jennifer Barclay – Independent

Craig Fraser - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ward 10: Eilean a 'Cheò (4)

John Finlayson - Independent

John Gordon – Independent

Ronald MacDonald - Independent

Calum MacLeod - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ward 11: Caol and Mallaig (3)

Allan Henderson - Independent

Billy MacLachlan - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ben Thompson – Independent

Ward 12: Aird and Loch Ness (4)

Helen Carmichael – Independent

George Cruickshank - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Margaret Davidson – Independent

Emma Knox - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ward 13: Inverness West (3)

Bill Boyd - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Alex Graham - Liberal Democrat Focus Team

Graham Ross - Independent

Ward 14: Inverness Central (3)

Janet Campbell – Independent

Richard Laird - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Bet McAllister - Scottish Labour Party

Ward 15: Inverness Ness-side (3)

Alasdair Christie - Scottish Liberal Democrat Focus Team

Ron MacWilliam - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Callum Smith - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Ward 16: Inverness Millburn (3)

Ian Brown - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Jimmy Gray - Scottish Labour Party

Isabelle Mackenzie - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Ward 17: Culloden and Ardersier (3)

Balfour Roddy – Independent

Campbell-Sinclair Glynis - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Robertson Trish - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 18: Nairn and Cawdor (4)

Laurie Fraser - Independent

Tom Heggie - Independent

Liz MacDonald - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Peter Saggers - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Ward 19: Inverness South (4)

Carolyn Caddick - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ken Gowans - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Andrew Jarvie - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Duncan Macpherson - Independent

Ward 20: Badenoch and Strathspey (4)

John Bruce - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Muriel Cockburn - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Pippa Hadley - Scottish Green Party

Bill Lobban - Independent

Ward 21: Fort William and Ardnamurchan (4)

Blair Allan - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Andrew Phillip Baxter – Independent

Niall McLean - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ian Ramon - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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