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
Given the current public health advice applying in Scotland, and following consultation with Scottish Ministers and the Convener of the Electoral Management Board for Scotland the date of the poll has been fixed as 1 October 2020.
As this date approaches, the prevailing health advice will be reviewed and if a further postponement is required the Returning Officer will again formally consult with the Convener of the EMB and the Scottish Ministers.