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Four to contest by-election

Press Release   •   Jun 12, 2017 16:12 BST

Four candidates will contest next month’s by-election in Moray Council’s Elgin City North ward.

They are Patsy Gowans (Scottish National Party), Maria McLean (Scottish Conservative and Unionist), Terry Monaghan (Independent) and Nick Taylor (Scottish Labour).

The by-election, which will take place on Thursday, July 13, has been caused by the resignation of Sandy Cooper only days after he was elected in May.

The by-election count will be held at Elgin Town Hall the following day and will be conducted manually rather than electronically.

The Elgin City North ward has an electorate of 9237 and four polling places will be in operation – Bishopmill Hall, Seafield Primary School, Williamson Hall and the Elgin Community Church.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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