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IT'S ON: Election process under way in Highlands; Highland Council chief gets go-ahead to prepare; General Election focus on three Highland constituencies

By Hector MacKenzie

Donna Manson accepts copies of the election writs from Allen Skinner.
Donna Manson accepts copies of the election writs from Allen Skinner.

THE official process to elect Members of Parliament to represent the three UK Highland constituencies has begun.

Returning officer, Donna Manson, who is chief executive of Highland Council, was today hand-delivered three writs, instructing her to conduct an election for the Highland UK parliamentary constituencies.

The writs, which were delivered to council headquarters in Inverness by Allen Skinner on behalf of the Post Master, come from the Crown Office in the Palace of Westminster and state that as parliament has now dissolved, the returning officer should conduct elections to appoint a member of parliament to represent the constituencies of:

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Ross, Skye and Lochaber;

Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey.

The notice of election will be published on the council’s website tomorrow at 9am. It can be found at www.highland.gov.uk

Voting will take place on Thursday, December 12 at Highland polling stations which will be open from 7am until 10pm.

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