2021 Midlothian East by-election

Midlothian East by-election

A by-election took place on Thursday 25 March in Ward 5 – Midlothian East – following the resignation of Councillor Kenneth Baird.  The candidate elected to serve is Stuart McKenzie, Scottish National Party.


The registration deadline was Tuesday 9 March and the postal vote deadline was Wednesday10 March.

Candidates and agents

Voting safely

Measures were in place to keep voters and staff safe at polling stations and the count. We also asked local people to follow FACTS guidance.

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