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Date set for council by-election


By Staff Reporter


DETAILS for the Keith and Cullen by-election have been released.

It follows the resignation of Councillor Ron Shepherd, who is stepping down after 20 years as a Moray councillor on health grounds.

Polling will take place on Thursday, November 21 with the count and declaration taking place the following day in Keith.

Keith and Cullen's Ron Shepherd (Independent) relaxes at his home at Cullen...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.037208.
Keith and Cullen's Ron Shepherd (Independent) relaxes at his home at Cullen...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.037208.

By law, a Returning Officer has to hold a by-election within three months of a vacancy occurring.

Eight polling places will be used in the by-election: McBoyle Hall, Portknockie; Cullen Tennis and Bowling Club; Deskford Jubilee Hall; Newmill Public Hall; King Memorial Hall, Grange; Old Ogilvie School Hall, Keith; Longmore Hall, Keith, and Rothiemay Hall.

Currently, of the 7812 voters in the ward, 1436 opt to vote by post. Voters will be asked to mark candidates by preference using numbers, under the Single Transferrable Vote proportional representation scheme.

Candidate nominations will open on Tuesday, October 8 and anyone interested in receiving a candidate nomination pack should contact Moray Council’s election office on 01343 563334 or email election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk.

More information, including a formal election timetable, will be available in due course at www.moray.gov.uk/elections.



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