Bell urges potential council candidates to ‘seriously consider’ standing

The door is being opened today [Monday] for potential councillors seeking to put themselves forward for election.

Shetland will choose who will be its representatives when the local authority elections take place across the country on 5th May.

It follows the completion of the new council chamber at the old St Ringan’s church, which was officially unveiled last week.

Council convener Malcolm Bell urged anyone tempted to stand for election to “seriously consider” doing so.

“A healthy local democracy depends on people putting themselves forward when elections come around,” he said.

“As the period for nominations open, I urge anyone who thinks they have something to give to seriously consider standing at this election.

“The nomination process is itself is straightforward and there is a wealth of information available online about what a councillor’s work is like.”


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  • Ian Tinkler

    • March 14th, 2022 12:23

    I looked at the Candidate list, limited as it is at this time, of those old chestnuts, some retiring, some after past defeats and wholly ejected from Office now standing again, with something akin to despair.
    One is standing who particular grates! One who let down his constituents with insincere pledges and rapid turncoat actions.
    My policy, honesty and no false pledges, Crown Dependency and autonomy, an independent Shetland, free of Holyrood and Westminster wherever practicable. Genuine “Science led initiatives” to fight environmental issues.
    I will stand for where I spent half my life’s work, Lerwick North and Bressay ward.


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