Bill Cook, Scottish Labour Party Candidate
Colin Fox, Scottish Socialist Party
Philip Hunt, Pirate Party Scotland
John Christopher Knox, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Richard Lewis, Scottish National Party (SNP)
Peter McColl, Scottish Green Party
Stephanie Murray, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Voters in the Liberton and Gilmerton ward in Edinburgh have until 25 August to register to vote or apply for a postal vote for the by-election. The vacancy has been created by the resignation of Cllr Ian Murray who was elected to the UK Parliament in May.
To register to vote or apply for a postal vote people should contact The Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500 or by visiting www.lothian-vjb.gov.uk.
The polling stations, which will be open from 7am to 10pm, will be:
The election will use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system where voters rank candidates in order of preference rather than using a cross. Voters can give as many or as few preferences as they like.
The results of the by-election will be announced after the votes are counted on 10th September.
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