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Confirmation of the candidates standing in the upcoming twin Highland Council by-elections in Wick and Inverness with 12 people putting their names forward in total


By Scott Maclennan

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The Highland Council logo at council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.
The Highland Council logo at council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.

The candidates to fill the seats of the two vacant local authority seats in next month’s by-elections have been confirmed by Highland Council.

Following the expiration of today’s deadline the altogether five people will contest the Wick and East Caithness ward and seven will seek election in Inverness West.

The ballots were called after the former deputy provost of Inverness Councillor Graham Ross stood down for personal reasons while former Wick and East Caithness councillor Nicola Sinclair resigned to take up a job in journalism.

The candidates for Ward 13 – Inverness West are:

Colin Aitken - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Max Bannerman - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Iain Cullens Forsyth- Independence for Scotland Party

Calum Mark Liptrot - Scottish Libertarian Party

Ryan MackIntosh - Scottish Green Party

Kate Maclean - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Duncan Mcdonald - Independent

While the candidates for Ward 3 – Wick and East Caithness are:

Michael James Cameron- Scottish National Party (SNP)

Harry Christian - Scottish Libertarian Party

Bill Fernie - Independent

Daniel Ross - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Jill Tilt - Scottish Liberal Democrats

The Notice of Poll along with the Statement of Candidates nominated are available now from the Council’s website www.highland.gov.uk/byelection

To vote at either of the by-elections voters who have not already done so must register by midnight on Monday July 26.

Poll cards are being issued to advise registered voters that voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday August 12.


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