Midlothian by-election candidates announced

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Six candidates will stand for election for the Midlothian West council ward on Thursday, September 10.

The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Jane Davidson, Scottish Liberal Democrats; Daya Feldwick, Scottish Green Party; Ian Miller, Labour and Co-operative Party; Kelly Parry, SNP; David Tedford, independent; and Pauline Winchester, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party.

The by-election is being held after SNP councillor Owen Thompson, who won the Midlothian Constituency seat at the May General Election to serve as a Member of Parliament at Westminster.

The electoral registration deadline is August 25 and the deadline for postal votes is August 26.

For more information on how to register online visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote