Livingston South By-Election
Information about the forthcoming by-election
A vacancy has arisen in the Livingston South ward following the decision of Cllr Peter Johnston to stand down.
Under normal circumstances a by-election must be held within three months of the vacancy arising, however under the provisions of Section 70 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 the filling of the vacancy can be postponed where it reasonable and appropriate to do so. A date should be fixed for the poll to be held as soon as is reasonably practicable. The date had been fixed as 5 November 2020 but given the current public health advice applying in Scotland the Returning Officer has made the decision to postpone the poll.
The Returning Officer will again formally consult with the Convener of the EMB and the Scottish Ministers on fixing a date as soon as is reasonably practicable.
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