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Nominations for General Election in Highlands announced

Issued: 20 Apr 2010

A total of 21 candidates are seeking election on Thursday 6 May in the three Highland UK Parliamentary constituencies.

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency has attracted five candidates; Ross Skye and Lochaber Constituency, seven candidates; and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Constituency, nine candidates.

Voting takes place between 7.00 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday 6 May at 294 polling stations (76 in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; 115 in Ross Skye and Lochaber; and 103 in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey).

The count will take place overnight, starting as soon after 10 pm as possible at the following venues:
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
- The Assembly Rooms, Wick; Ross Skye and Lochaber
- Dingwall Leisure Centre; and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
- Inverness Leisure Centre.

The Returning officer for the three constituencies is Alistair Dodds, Chief Executive of The Highland Council.

Further information on the election and previous election results are available via the home page of The Highland Council's web site: www.highland.gov.uk

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