Decision time for Linlithgow voters

Ballot box.
Ballot box.

Constituents in Linlithgow ward will take to the polls next week to decide who will represent them on West Lothian Council.

Polling stations open next Thursday, October 1 at 7am and close at 10pm.

There are six candidates and each are doing some last minute campaigning to convince voters to back them.

Ian Burgess is the Conservative candidate, David Manion is from Labour and David Tait was selected to represent the SNP.

Maire McCormack is from the Greens and Caron Lindsay is the Liberal Democrats candidate. Brenda Galloway is standing as an independent candidate.

The by-election follows the resignation of Martyn Day who was elected to Westminster as an MP in May, leaving a vacancy for one councillor.

Linlithgow has two other councillors, Labour’s Tom Conn and Conservative Tom Kerr, who is also the provost.

The result will be announced on Friday, October 2, with one councillor elected to West Lothian Council, taking the total number of councillors for the ward back to three.

Postal voters are asked to send back their votes as quickly as possible.