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Caithness News Bulletins June 2004
INDEPENDENT WINS BEAULY AND STRATHGLASS BY-ELECTION
Helen Carmichael, The Haven, Ferry Lane, Beauly (Independent) has been elected the new member for Beauly and Strathglass on The Highland Council, winning a four-cornered by-election..
Mrs Carmichael polled 564 votes – 293 more than her nearest challenger, David Martin, 30 Broadstone Park, Inverness (Independent).
Sean Martin Wood, 18 Culburnie, Kiltarlity, by Beauly (Scottish Socialist Party) polled 103 votes.
Daniel M. Farthing, 8 Culloden Court, Culloden, Inverness (Scottish Liberal Democrats) polled 89 votes.
There was a 52.3% turn out.
Mrs Carmichael takes over from Garry Coutts, who resigned from the Council last month on his appointment as Chairman of NHS Highland.
A community councillor, Mrs Carmichael has brought up a family and lived in Beauly for more than 30 years taking an active role in the local community.
The count took place at Inverness Sports Centre on Sunday (13 June).