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Setting the scene for Leith Walk By-election

Posted: 11th April 2019

The finishing touches have been made to Leith Walk polling places ahead of the Council by-election tomorrow (Thursday, 11 April).

The sun shone on Leith (Walk) as elections officers delivered ballot boxes, ballot papers and polling stations to Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall, one of nine polling places being used for the vote.

On Thursday (11 April), constituents will select a new councillor for the ward, which is the most densely populated area in Scotland, with an electorate of 24,197.

Residents in Leith Walk, Broughton, Bonnington and Hillside who are aged 16 or over, are an EU citizen and have registered to vote can participate in the by-election.

Returning Officer for Edinburgh, Andrew Kerr, said: “As with any electoral event in Edinburgh, our Elections team work hard to ensure it runs smoothly, which we see in action today.

“As we approach the Leith Walk By-election I would encourage residents to make a trip to their local polling place to have their say and help elect a councillor to represent the community on matters affecting the ward and the entire city.”

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 11 April and will be at:
Lorne Primary School
Norton Park Conference Centre
Holy Cross RC Primary School
Ebenezer United Free Church Hall
Royal Navy and Royal Marine Association Club
Broughton Nursery
Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall
McDonald Road Library
Leith Walk Primary School

The result of the by-election will be announced once the votes are counted after polls close at 10pm on Thursday, 11 April.

Find out more about the Leith Walk by-election.

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