RESIDENTS are taking to the ballot box today for the Campsie and Kirkintilloch North by-election.
The vote will decide who will succeed Councillor Charles Kennedy - the former council leader and campaigning community stalwart who died in July.
There are six candidates battling to win votes and be elected as a councillor, namely:
- Ross Greer (Scottish Green Party)
- Billy Hutchison (Scottish National Party)
- Susan Murray (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
- Brian Reid (Independent)
- Alisdair Sinclair (Scottish Conservative and Unionist)
- Gemma Welsh (Scottish Labour Party)
East Dunbartonshire Council’s chief executive Gerry Cornes, who is also the returning officer for the by-election, urged everyone who is registered to vote to cast their ballot.
He said: “Councillors make decisions that affect all of our daily lives so I would encourage the people of Campsie and Kirkintilloch North to have their say on who represents them over the coming years.”
The results of the by-election will be published on the Kirkintilloch Herald website as soon as they are announced.
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