Tiree will see an autumn byelection for its Community Council as six candidates put themselves forward for election.
The poll was called by Argyll and Bute Council after a spring date for community council elections throughout the authority was pulled due to coronavirus.
Four vacancies in the island’s community council were declared. With nominations now in, six candidates have put themselves forward:
• Jacqueline Bennett, Schoolhouse, Balemartine
• Iona Campbell, 4 Baugh
• Stewart Carr, Sanderling, Balephetrish
• Iona Larg, The Two Harvests, No. 2, Balemartine
• John Patience, Taigh an Altire, Caolis
• Louise Reid J, 11 Sruthan Terrace, Crossapol
On Thursday 15 October, Argyll and Bute Council will send out postal ballots to everyone whose name was on the Electoral Roll on 1 September 2020. These have to be returned by 4 pm on Thursday 5 November 2020.
The ballots will contain the candidates’ statements, and we are looking to see if there might be other ways for candidates to set out their stall before votes have to be in. One way might be for them to introduce themselves at the Community Council public meeting on 14 October. We will post details with the agenda of the next meeting.
Dr John Holliday, Convener,
Tiree Community Council