Here is a list of the councillors elected and an explanation of why every vote cast counted.
“There is no doubt the new group of Orkney Islands Councillors elected for the next 5 years, on 5th May, will be substantially different from that of the past few 5 year terms.”
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln
“We needed change last time, we need it even more this time.”
The Single Transferable Vote (STV) is used when you want to elect several people at a time as is the case in Orkney.
“There’s an array of national issues that should be reflected locally, none more so than the climate crisis and biodiversity emergency”
“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
Affordable warmth charity THAW Orkney is calling on all candidates in the forthcoming Orkney Islands Council election to back its manifesto for affordable warmth in Orkney.
Elections to Orkney Islands Council take place on Thursday 5th May 2022.
” I’d appeal to the Orkney electorate to look at all manifestos before voting.”