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Names of candidates for Highland Council Aird and Loch Ness ward by-election are revealed

By Hector MacKenzie

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Following today’s deadline for nominations, Highland Council has confirmed that six candidates are standing for election to become a councillor for the Aird and Loch Ness ward.

The candidates are:

BERKENHEGER, Gavin - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

FRASER, David - Independent

MACKINTOSH, Ryan - Scottish Green Party

MOORE, Bill - Scottish Labour Party

ROBERTSON, Martin - Scottish Liberal Democrats

SHANKS, Gordon - Scottish National Party (SNP)

The Notice of Poll along with statements of the candidates nominated are available now from the council’s website at https://www.highland.gov.uk/ward12byelection

Voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, March 11.

The Electoral Registration team are mailing out letters to everyone eligible to take part to provide full details on what voters need to know ahead of polling day.

This includes information on what to do to ensure you are registered to vote, advice on how to apply to vote by post and how to request a proxy vote so someone can vote on your behalf.

The by-election follows the death of Councillor George Cruickshank last April. It was postponed because of the fast-moving coronavirus virus.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on February 23.

The deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votesis 5pm on February 24.

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