Local News for Thursday 29th March 2018
Choices made in Trust election
Tuesday night saw a late finish at Stornoway Town Hall as votes were counted in the election of five new trustees for the Stornoway Trust. The successful candidates were Murdo Campbell of Portnaguran, Norman Maciver, Back, Donald ‘Dickie’ Macleod of Stornoway, Catriona Murray, North Tolsta and Donald Nicolson of Sandwick. They were selected from 22 candidates for the five places – the largest field for 40 years. A large number of votes were cast on the day at Stornoway Trust office, as polling packs had been printed close to the voting deadline, and many were too late to post their votes to Electoral Reform Services in London, which counted postal votes. A total of 4,261 votes were cast, of just under 10,000 eligible voters in the Trust area, which covers Stornoway, Point, Broadbay and parts of Lochs. After the result, returning officer Iain Maciver thanked the counting team for their hard work on a busy and tense evening.