Livingston South By-Election

Information about the forthcoming by-election

The Returning Officer has carried out a risk assessment as called for by guidance from the Electoral Management Board. Based on current circumstances the by election remains scheduled for Thursday 11 March 2021. The Board, the Electoral Commission and the Ministers have been advised accordingly. The assessment of risk in relation to the coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing process and the position will be kept under review.

Icon for pdf The Notice of Election for the Livingston South By-Election [114.62KB] has information about the nomination period and deadlines for electoral registration.

A briefing for candidates and agents will be provided on Wednesday 27 January at 5.30 pm, by remote access. It will cover the same issues as the briefing held at the end of September last year but with updated information around the COVID-19 risks and precautions. If you wish to attend this session can you please RSVP to ( by close on Thursday 22 January to allow us to issue the joining instructions accordingly.  

We will continue to keep you updated in relation to any significant developments.