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Bute Community Council set to hold by-election

Bute Community Council plans to hold a by-election to fill two vacancies caused by the death of one long-serving member and the resignation of another.

Bute Community Council plans to hold a by-election to fill two vacancies caused by the death of one long-serving member and the resignation of another.

 

Bute Community Council plans to hold a by-election for two vacancies which have arisen since the new council was elected last year.

The vacancies arose following the death of one long-serving BCC member, Duncan McDougall, and the resignation of another, Gertie Reynolds.

Anyone interested in becoming a community councillor on Bute has until Monday, October 27 at 4pm to submit nomination papers; if there are more than two candidates, postal ballot papers will be issued to those on the electoral roll on Bute, with a deadline of November 27 for votes to be received.

Twenty-six candidates stood for the 20 available places on Bute Community Council in October 2013 in the first ever election to the organisation, in which 1,744 valid ballot papers were returned in a postal vote - a turnout of 33.94 per cent.

Elections were held last October in seven of the 54 community council areas across Argyll and Bute, with Bute showing by far the greatest level of interest both in terms of potential candidates and voter turnout.

For more information on standing for Bute Community Council, contact the secretary, Mick Common, on butecommunity@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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