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Council / SIC invites potential election candidates to drop-in session

SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is hosting a drop-in session for anybody considering putting their name forward as candidate for the local government election in May.

Prospective candidates are invited to come to Lerwick Town Hall next Thursday (10 February) between 6pm and 8pm to have the opportunity to speak to current councillors as well as SIC officials.

Council convener Malcolm Bell, who is standing down at the election, said that no appointment is necessary – just turn up and hear more about what is involved, what support is available, and how to put your name forward.

“It might seem like there’s a lot to consider if you’re thinking about standing for election, but there is plenty of support available,” he said.

“It’s really valuable to speak to people who have already done the job, so I’d encourage anyone who’s considering standing for election to drop by next week and hear more.”

A spokesperson added that plenty of information on standing for council is available online at the council’s website.

With the upcoming local election in mind, Shetland News was commissioned by the SIC to produce five in-depth features looking at some of the main issues the local authority is working on.

These can be found on our website here

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