THERE were no late surprises when nominations for June’s general election closed at 4pm on Thursday.
As expected, the Orkney and Shetland seat will be contested by six candidates.
- Robina Rendall Barton – Scottish Labour Party
- Miriam Brett – Scottish National Party
- Alistair Carmichael – Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Jamie Halcro Johnston – Scottish Conservative and Unionist
- Stuart Hill – Independent
- Robert Smith – UK Independence Party
Polling day is on Thursday 8 June. The count will get underway at the Kirkwall Grammar School after polling stations close at 10pm.
Votes cast in Shetland will be flown to Kirkwall for counting. A result for the Northern Isles constituency is expected at around 6am the following morning.
Shetland News will be reporting live from the count in Orkney.
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