X marks the spot on 8th June


Friday, 19 May, 2017

If you are eligible to vote in next month’s General Election but are not registered, then time is running out to make sure your voice is heard

Only people who are registered by Monday 22 May will be allowed to vote for the candidate of their choice when polling stations open on Thursday 8 June. You can register online - visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - for more information.

At this election, voters will make their choice by placing one X in one box. The towns and villages of East Dunbartonshire are represented by two constituencies:

·    In the East Dunbartonshire County Constituency (which includes Bishopbriggs, Bearsden, Milngavie and part of Kirkintilloch) the candidates are:
o    Callum McNally – Scottish Labour Party
o    Sheila Mechan -  Scottish Conservative & Unionist
o    John Nicolson – Scottish National Party (SNP)
o    Jo Swinson – Scottish Liberal Democrats

·    In the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East Constituency (which includes Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Twechar and the eastern part of Kirkintilloch) the candidates are:
o    Rod Ackland - Scottish Liberal Democrats
o    Elisha Fisher - Scottish Labour Party
o    Stephen Charles Johnston - Scottish Conservative & Unionist
o    Stuart Campbell McDonald - Scottish National Party (SNP)
o    Carl Dean Pearson – UKIP

Council Chief Executive Gerry Cornes is the Returning Officer for East Dunbartonshire. He said, "We have just had Council elections were voters had to place numbers on their ballot papers but for the General Election it is simply one cross in one box. I want to see as many people as possible exercise their right to vote on 8th June so this is a final reminder to make sure you are registered.” 

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote and would like to check, you can contact the Electoral Registration Officer for East Dunbartonshire by calling 0800 980 0471 or e-mailing Ero-edc@dab-vjb.gov.uk You can also write to Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute VJB, 235 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 4XJ.