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
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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.