Inverness South Liberal Democrat Councillor Colin Aitken resigns from Highland Council
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Liberal Democrat Councillor Colin Aitken has resigned from Highland Council having first been elected in 2021.
It is understood the move is related to changes of employment and increased responsibility that are not compatible with his role as an elected member..
He then stood again in the 2022 local government elections in the Inverness South ward and was duly elected again.
The departure of Cllr Aitken presents an interesting scenario as the ward is in the heart of the new Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire constituency that is currently represented by MPs Drew Hendry and Ian Blackford.
If the by-election is held prior to the general election then it could provide an interesting bell-weather about voting intention for Westminster.