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Highland Council Election: Aird and Loch Ness declares as former diplomat and another Green is elected replacing former council leader and Inverness Provost

By Scott Maclennan

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In Brief

Those Elected (tallies of first preference votes):

Chris Ballance, Scottish Greens – 578

Helen Crawford, Scottish Conservative and Unionist – 1099

David Fraser, Independent – 1182

Emma Knox SNP – 1364

Those Not Elected

Aarron Duncan-Macleod, Independent

Holly Kingham, Scottish Liberal Democrats

Michael Perera, Scottish Labour Party

Main Issues: mass tourism, renewable energy, potholes, housing, education

Conservative Helen Crawford, a former diplomat and lawyer, and Chris Ballance, the Highland Green co-convenor have been elected to represent Ward 12.

They join two incumbents Emma Knox of the SNP and the Independent David Fraser.

The final tallies given represent the first preference votes before the Single Transferable Vote System calculations are made.

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