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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Arwed WengerIndependent

I am Arwed Wenger. Some people have said I am a new Shetlander and I feel honoured by this. I love Shetland and its people.

When I first came to Shetland in 2006 it was just for a holiday. At the end of these holidays we had the idea of moving to Shetland. I have now lived here for more than ten years. I know Lerwick South and Gulberwick well.

Since 2014 I am an accredited tourist guide. I love to show Shetland’s…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Stephen Flaws

I’m 42 years old, married with three bairns and live in the ward of Lerwick South.

I’ve previously worked for the local authority within design and then housing services, as an airport firefighter and for the last four years I have been fortunate to be a stay-at-home dad.  I have volunteered for the Coastguard and have a keen interest in agriculture.

I aim to bring something new to the council. At a time when resources are limited, tough decisions need…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Gary RobinsonIndependent

I’m Gary Robinson; I was born in Lerwick and brought up in Weisdale where my family owns the local shop. I worked for the Shetland Recreational Trust at the Clickimin Centre for many years and I’ve lived in Lerwick with my wife and family since 2005.

I was first elected to serve on Shetland Islands Council in 2007 as a member for Shetland West and was returned in 2012 when I was appointed to lead the council…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Frances ValenteIndependent

I grew up in West Sussex, in a huge Irish working class family. Educationally, I was a late developer. I left school at 16 and went to work for the NHS, and then later joined the civil service…

I worked hard and was promoted to a senior manager level, before leaving to become a service development manager at Havant Borough Council, for the environmental services directorate which included housing, building…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Caroline HendersonIndependent

What do you want from your vote?

You work hard and need a councillor who will do everything they can for their constituents. I will listen to your needs, make a difference wherever I can, and if I cannot, will deliver honestly the reasons why. I am very happy to be on the record and fully accountable for all pledges made.

Having been in business and an employer for 20 years I have a lot of…

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By-Election 2019 - Shetland Central / Stewart DouglasScottish National Party (SNP)

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I have lived in Shetland for the past 10 years – Shetland has been good to me, and I feel it’s now time for me to do something for Shetland – that’s why I’m standing as a candidate in the Shetland Central by-election.

I’m a Chartered Construction Manager, currently working as the senior project manager on the new Scalloway fishmarket…

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By-Election 2019 - Shetland Central / Julie BuchanIndependent

My name is Julie Buchan, I was born in Shetland and I have lived in Scalloway since 1979. I am married and have two grown up children. I love living in Scalloway, even though it has grown since 1979 it’s still a village with a true sense of community.

Central ward as a whole has grown considerably over the past 40 years, welcoming new people in, but each community retaining its own unique…

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By-Election 2019 - Shetland Central / Johan Adamson

I am Johan Adamson and I am proud to be standing in the Shetland Central by-election to be your councillor.  I live in Tingwall with my husband and two lasses on a very small croft in a house that we built ourselves. I am originally from further west, and attended Skeld and Aith Schools, as well as the AHS.

I am standing in this by-election because I have a lot to give to the role and want to make a difference.  I have always loved politics and care about Shetland, and about social justice and equality.

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By-Election 2019 - Shetland Central / Moraig LyallIndependent

Hello, I’m Moraig Lyall and I’d like to ask for your vote in the upcoming by-election for the local council.  I am an independent candidate; I have never been a member of any political party.

People who know me often remark on the energy I bring to everything I am involved in and it is this, along with integrity, openness and a strong desire to serve the community, that I would use to represent the people of…

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By-Election 2019 - Shetland Central / Gordon LaverieIndependent

I moved to Shetland from Glasgow some 24 years ago. During this time I have worked mainly in the salmon industry, from fish processing to salmon farming, and finally at the Net Store, before taking early retirement.

As someone who uses most of the local facilities and services, including the bus services (watching my carbon footprint) on a daily basis, I get to meet many of the local community and discuss local issues.

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