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  • Your Community Council Needs You!

    Your Community Council Needs You!

    There’s Still Time to Get Involved - Community Council Nominations Deadline is Extended

    Your Community Council needs you and that is why we have extended the deadline of Orkney’s Community Council Elections to enable more people to get involved.

    20 June 2022

  • Notice of publication of the time and location of the inspection of election expenses returns

    As Returning Officer for the election, I hereby give notice that the election expenses returns, declarations and all accompanying documents of candidates at the above election may be inspected between the hours of 9am to 5pm except public holidays at the Elections Office, Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY for a period of two years after receipt by me.  To inspect, contact the election office using the details below to make an appointment. 

    17 June 2022

  • Notice of Election - Community Council Elections

    Community Councillors are to be elected for each of the 20 Community Council areas within Orkney.  The Community Councils, and number of members required, are as follows:

    17 May 2022

  • Voters decide who will represent them in the Council chamber for the next five years

    Voters decide who will represent them in the Council chamber for the next five years

    Orkney voters have determined who they wish to represent them within Orkney Islands Council for the next five years.

    There will be a number of new faces joining returning councillors to the chamber representing Orkney’s six wards.

    The wards and councillors are:

    06 May 2022

  • Kirkwall East results conclude the OIC election count

    Kirkwall East results conclude the OIC election count

    The final ward results are in for Orkney – with the announcement of the Kirkwall East ward results.

    The four councillors elected for the area are John Ross Scott, Gwenda Shearer, Steven Heddle and David Dawson.

    A total of 1,694  first priority votes were cast in the ward with John Ross Scott taking 476 of these votes, Steven Heddle taking 428, Gwenda Shearer taking 413, and David Dawson taking 285.

    06 May 2022

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