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General election in Moray and Aberdeenshire: List of candidates as deadline passes.

By Alistair Whitfield

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The candidates who will be contesting the general election in our region on July 4 have now all been named.

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Seven individuals will be involved in the fight for the new Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey parliamentary seat that includes Elgin and Forres.

Meanwhile, Aberdeenshire North and Moray East, which includes Buckie, will have five contestants.

The same applies to the Gordon and Buchan constituency, which includes Huntly within its boundary.

By today’s deadline at 4pm the following people had put themselves forward::

Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey

Neil Alexander (Lib Dems)

James Hynam (Labour Party)

Graham Leadbitter (SNP)

Euan Morrice (Scottish Family Party)

Kathleen Robertson (Conservative)

Steve Skerrett (Reform UK)

Draeyk Van Der Horn (Greens)


Gordon and Buchan

Nurul Hoque Ali (Labour)

Kris Callander (Reform UK)

Harriet Cross (Conservative)

Richard Thomson (SNP)

Craig Proctor (Workers).


Aberdeenshire North and Moray East

Ian Bailey (Lib Dems)

Andrew Brown (Labour)

Jo Hart (Reform UK)

Seamus Logan (SNP)

Douglas Ross (Conservative)


For polling day on Thursday, July 4, there will be 59 polling places in operation across the Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency.

That count will take place at Elgin Town Hall overnight.

The other two will be staged at the P&J Live arena.

Voters have until Tuesday, June 18, to register but existing registered voters need not reapply.

The deadline for applications for postal votes and postal proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday, June 19. However voters are being encouraged to get their applications in ahead of the deadline.

The public are being reminded that ID will be needed to be taken to the polling stations in order to vote.

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