Local News for Tuesday 5th April 2016
Get ready to vote
With the Scottish Parliament election fast approaching the Comhairle is urging residents to look out for the Electoral Commission's voter information guide, which will be landing on doormats this week. On Thursday 5 May voters in Scotland will go to the polls for the Scottish Parliament election. The Electoral Commission's voter information guide will be delivered to every household in Scotland over the next week. If you want to be able to vote and have your say at the election, the deadline to register is Monday 18 April. Malcom Burr, Returning Officer for Na h-Eileanan an Iar said: "I would encourage everyone in Na H-Eileanan an Iar to look out for the Electoral Commission's voter information guide. It gives you all the information you need to ensure that you can have your say at the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May. If you're not registered to vote, you have until 18 April to apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote."
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Local News for Monday 4th April 2016
Election Candidates announced
The candidates contesting the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the Scottish Parliamentary elections, and parties and candidates contesting as regional representatives for the Highlands and Islands, have both been announced. Nominations closed on Friday and the names and parties were announced by the Western Isles Election Office soon afterwards. For the constituency, the candidates standing are: Alasdair Allan, Scottish National Party; John Cormack, Christian Party ‘Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship’; Ranald Fraser, Scottish Conservative and Unionist; Rhoda Grant, Scottish Labour Party and Kenneth Macleod, Scottish Liberal Democrats. For the regional list for the Highlands and Islands, parties contesting the election are: RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism; Scottish Christian Party; Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party; Scottish Green Party, Scottish Labour Party; Scottish Liberal Democrats; Scottish National Party; Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement and the UK Independence Party (UKIP). There is one independent candidate for the region, James Stockan. Polling Day is Thursday May 5th and polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.
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