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Moray Council by-election: Nominations open after resignation

Sandy Cooper Image copyright Moray Council

Nominations for potential candidates in a Moray Council by-election have opened after a new councillor resigned just five days after being elected.

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

He tendered his resignation in a letter to the council's chief executive.

Completed forms for new nominees must be lodged by 12 June. The by-election will be held on 13 July, with the count the following day.

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