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Highland Council by-election candidates confirmed

10th February 2020

Six candidates are standing for election to fill a vacancy in the Eilean à Cheò Ward of The Highland Council.

The by-election is being held following the resignation of Ronald MacDonald (Independent) who was one of four Councillors representing Ward 10. The other Ward members are Councillors John Finlayson (Independent), John Gordon (Independent) and Calum MacLeod (Non-aligned).

The candidates are:

Andrew Jonathan Kiss - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Dawn Kroonstuiver Campbell - Scottish Green Party

Màrtainn Misneachd

Calum Munro - Independent

Ruraidh Cameron Stewart - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Fay Thomson - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Voting will take place on Thursday 12 March with the count taking place within the ward on Friday 13 March.

Anyone eligible to vote can vote in person on the day or apply for either a postal vote or to vote by proxy. The latest time to apply for a postal vote is 5.00pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020 and the deadline for anyone wishing to apply to vote by proxy is Wednesday 4 March 2020. Advice on postal and proxy voting is available by contacting the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 393783.

Those intending to vote are reminded that the single transferable vote system will be used. Instead of using a cross, voters should number the candidates in the order of their choice, putting a number 1 in the box next to the name of the candidate who is their first choice, 2 in the box next to their second choice and so on. Voters can mark as many choices as they wish.

The NOTICE OF POLL with details of the candidates and their agents is available from The Highland Council's website https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/799/elections_and_voting/395/local_government_by-elections

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