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Moray Council by-election date set after resignation

Sandy Cooper Image copyright Moray Council

A date for a by-election after a new councillor resigned only days after being elected in Moray has been set.

Sandy Cooper was one of three people chosen to represent the Elgin City North ward in last week's election.

He tendered his resignation in a letter to the council's chief executive. When contacted by BBC Scotland and asked about his decision, Mr Cooper said: "It's just not for me."

The by-election will be held on 13 July, with the count the following day.

Moray Council said Mr Cooper's nomination papers contained no party or political affiliation.

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