The Single Transferable Vote (STV) is used when you want to elect several people at a time as is the case in Orkney.
“It’s back to Holyrood this week after an Easter recess that saw me travel across the Highlands and Islands catching up with people and projects”
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto
Elections to Orkney Islands Council take place on Thursday 5th May 2022.
“The Orkney Greens are determined to break the culture and mould of the current suite of Councillors within OIC” Ariane Burgess MSP
” politicians and the organisations that they oversee are shielded from public scrutiny and control, by passing the parcel of accountability.”
Lack of affordable housing, high costs of renting, high cost of buying, housing lying empty: across the islands Orkney’s housing situation is a major issue.
“I would encourage others with any disability, who are interested in standing for election to contact Inclusion Scotland for help and advice.””
The nomination period has, therefore, been extended to 5pm Monday 18th September.
The time has come around for putting your name forward if you want to be a community councillor in Orkney.