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Final list of Highland nominations for Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 for the three Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch and Inverness and Nairn constituencies with a total of 16 candidates seeking election on Thursday, May 6


By Ian Duncan

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A total of 16 candidates are seeking election on Thursday, May 6, in the three Scottish Parliamentary local constituencies for Highland.

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency has attracted six candidates; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency, four candidates; and Inverness and Nairn constituency, six candidates.

Candidates in each of the three local constituencies are as follows:

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross:

Christian, Harry - Scottish Libertarian Party

Donaldson, Marion - Scottish Labour Party

Mackie, Struan - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

McCaffery, Tina - Freedom Alliance-Integrity, Society, Economy

Nolan, Molly - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Todd, Maree - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch:

Erskine, John - Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party

Forbes, Kate - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Halcro Johnston, Jamie - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Rixson, Denis - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Inverness and Nairn

Burgess, Ariane - Scottish Greens

Ewing, Fergus - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Grant, Rhoda - Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party

Gregg, David - Scottish Liberal Democrats

MacDonald, Andrew - Restore Scotland

Mountain, Edward - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

In the Highland and Islands regional constituencies a total of 15 parties and 2 independent candidates are seeking election to Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; Inverness and Nairn; Shetland; Orkney; Moray; Argyll and Bute; and Na h-Eileanan an Iar.

They are: Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party; Alba Party; All For Unity; Freedom Alliance- Integrity, Society, Economy; Reform UK; Restore Scotland; Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party; Scottish Family Party; Scottish Green Party; Scottish Labour Party; Scottish Liberal Democrats; Scottish Libertarian Party; Scottish National Party (SNP); Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition; UK Independence Party (Ukip); Independent – Mansfield, Hazel; and Independent – Wightman, Andy.

Electors in the Highlands heading to the polls on Thursday, May 6, are being reminded of the procedure to follow in completing their ballot papers. Electors will be given two ballot papers.

For the three Highland local constituencies – Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; and Inverness and Nairn – electors will receive a lilac coloured ballot paper to elect their constituency member. Electors should mark one cross (X) in the box opposite the name of one candidate. The candidate with the most votes wins.

As well as returning a Member of the Scottish Parliament in their constituency, electors will be asked to complete a ballot paper to elect seven additional members from the Highlands and Islands Regional List to the Scottish Parliament. The regional ballot paper is peach coloured. On the regional ballot paper, electors vote for a party to represent the region. Voters should mark a cross (X) once in the box opposite the name of one party.

There is still time for anyone wishing to vote by post to apply for a postal vote before the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday, April 6. For further information on how to do this and further details about the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary election visit Highland Council’s website.

The statement of persons and parties nominated is available here.


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