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 Returning Officer has undertaken a statutory consultation with the Convenor of the EMB and Scottish Ministers, and has consulted with other local stakeholders and the date for the poll to take place has been set as Thursday 11 March 2021.  

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Icon for pdf The Notice of Election for the Livingston South By-Election is here [114.62KB]