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Election / Another candidate for North Isles as Anderson seeks re-election

ANOTHER councillor has confirmed plans to seek re-election – this time in the North Isles.

Duncan Anderson.

Duncan Anderson, from Whalsay, was first elected in 2017.

He will be on the ballot paper – if the North Isles is contested – in the 5 May election.

Previously confirmed for the three-seat ward is current councillor Ryan Thomson.

Anderson said “while progress has been made in some areas, I feel our future is far from secure”.

“The priorities for me will be pushing for a resolution to the transport problems that plague the North Isles,” he added.

“With business cases for Whalsay and Bluemull Sound approaching it is vital the Isles voices are heard.”

Anderson was one of the main players behind the motion in 2020 for the council to pursue the options for self-determination.

He said he wants to “build on the self determination vote by committing greater focus to obtaining more local powers and decision making”.

The full list of candidates for the 2022 Shetland Islands Council elections will be announced after nominations close at 4pm today (Wednesday).

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