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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Scales of representation are firmly tipped in one direction

Scales of representation are firmly tipped in one direction

For the first time in its history Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has no female councillors.

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Leader of the Comhairle, Cllr Roddie Mackay (left) and Convener Cllr Norman A Macdonald (right).

Working Together for the Outer Hebrides

The newly elected Leader and Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will work together with colleagues for the benefit of communities across the Outer Hebrides.

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Roddie Mackay and Norman A. MacDonald

Leader and Convener posts announced

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced that Councillor Roddie Mackay has been elected to serve as Leader.

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Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate sets out his stall

Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate sets out his stall

Daniel McCroskrie has been selected to contest the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency at the next UK General Election to be held on Thursday, June 8th.

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Labour candidate welcomes party leader to Stornoway

Labour candidate welcomes party leader to Stornoway

Scotland’s island communities have suffered an SNP ‘double whammy’ of cuts and centralisation, Kezia Dugdale said.

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SNP open Stornoway campaign office

SNP open Stornoway campaign office

The SNP’s Angus B MacNeil launched his General Election campaign for Na h-Eileanan an Iar with the opening of his Campaign Rooms.

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General Election candidate for the Western Isles seat John Cormack

Scottish Christian Party Stands in the Western Isles

The Scottish Christian Party has announced that John Cormack (38) has again been selected as their candidate for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the forthcoming General Election on June 8th.

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Call to restore control of waters to UK

Call to restore control of waters to UK

The UK fishing industry is challenging General Election candidates in our coastal communities to pledge their support for restoring control of UK waters.

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Candidates announced for General Election

Candidates announced for General Election

The hats have been thrown into the ring for the Western Isles seat at the upcoming General Election on June 8th.

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Final results announced in Western Isles Council Election

Final results announced in Western Isles Council Election

In Ward 8 Loch a Tuath the three elected councillors are: Donald Crichton (Independent), John A Maciver (SNP) and Calum Maclean (Independent).

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Stornoway councillors are announced

Stornoway councillors are announced

In Stornoway South ward 6 the elected councillors are: Rae Mackenzie (SNP), Angus McCormack (Independent) Keith Dodson (Independent) and Charlie Nicolson (Independent).

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Countdown is on to the General Election

Election Count - Results in for Ward 4 and Ward 5

The three councillors elected for Ward 4 Uig and North Lochs are: Angus Morrison (Independent) Norman A. Macdonald (Independent) and Ranald Fraser (Scottish Conservative and Unionist).

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Council candidate is taken ill

Council candidate is taken ill

At the Western Isles local election count this morning in the Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway there was further drama when a council candidate was taken ill during the proceedings.

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Election Count - Ward 9 Westside and Ness announced

Election Count - Ward 9 Westside and Ness announced

The four seats for Ward 9 representing Ness and Westside was won by Iain Mackay (Independent) John Norman Macleod (Independent) Kenneth Macleod (SNP) and Kenny John Macleod (Independent).

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Election Count - Ward 3 Harris and South Lochs announced

Election Count - Ward 3 Harris and South Lochs announced

Counting for the local elections is in full flow across Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Labour candidate calls for college management to honour deal

Labour candidate calls for college management to honour deal

Western Isles Labour candidate Ealasaid MacDonald is calling on college management to honour a deal that was agreed last year.

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Use your vote in council elections, says Isles MP and MSP

Use your vote in council elections, says Isles MP and MSP

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil and MSP Alasdair Allan are encouraging people to use their vote in this week’s council elections.

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Ealasaid MacDonald will be standing for the Western Isles seat for the Labour Party.

Labour announces candidate for General Election

The Western Isles Labour Party has announced that local woman, Ealasaid MacDonald, will be their candidate in the forthcoming general election.

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