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Inverness council by-election dates announced

By Philip Murray

Highland Council news.
Highland Council news.

The timetable for the election of a councillor to represent a vacant Highland Council seat in the Inverness South ward has been confirmed.

The by-election is being held following the resignation of Councillor Colin Aitken (Scottish Liberal Democrats) who was one of four councillors representing Ward 19. The other ward members are councillors Ken Gowans (Scottish National Party), Duncan Macpherson (Highland Alliance) and Andrew Sinclair (Scottish Conservative and Unionist).

Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday, March 7 to submit their completed nomination forms.

If the seat is contested, voting will take place on Thursday, April 11, with the count taking place after the polls close.

The Notice of Election and nomination forms will be available from the council's website from Monday, February 26 at www.highland.gov.uk/byelection.

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