South Scotland

Seven seek Hawick seat left vacant after ex-provost's death

Seven people are seeking election to Scottish Borders Council following the death of former Hawick provost Zandra Elliot.

Nominations in the by-election for the Hawick and Denholm ward closed on Wednesday.

Four independents will seek the seat alongside one candidate each for the Conservatives, SNP and Lib Dems.

The by-election will take place on 22 May with voting between 07:00 and 22:00.

The full list of candidates is:

  • Trevor Adams, Conservative
  • Craig Bryson, Independent
  • Watson McAteer, Independent
  • Davie Paterson, Independent
  • Marion Short, Independent
  • Harry Stoddart, SNP
  • Ian Turnbull, Liberal Democrat

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