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Four candidates in Moray by-election

Sandy Cooper Image copyright Moray Council
Image caption Sandy Cooper resigned

Four candidates will contest a Moray Council by-election which was forced by the resignation of a councillor just days after he was elected.

Sandy Cooper, 72, was one of three people chosen to represent Elgin City North ward. He stood as an independent candidate.

However he then tendered his resignation in a letter to the council's chief executive.

The by-election takes place on Thursday 13 July.

The SNP (Patsy Gowans), Conservatives (Maria McLean) and Labour (Nick Taylor) are represented along with independent Terry Monaghan.

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