Four candidates to battle it out for South Kintyre’s three council seats

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For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, the South Kintyre ward will be contested after four people put their names forward for the three available seats in the 2022 Argyll and Bute Council election.

John Armour (Scottish National Party), Rory Colville (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Donald Kelly (Independent) and Tommy MacPherson (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) have been announced as the candidates for ward one.

In ward two, Kintyre and the Islands, Robin Currie (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Jane Kelly (Scottish Labour Party), John McAlpine (Independent), Dougie McFadzean (Scottish National Party), Alec McNeilly (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) and Alastair Redman (Independent) will contend the three seats up for grabs.

Stalwart SNP councillor Anne Horn, first elected to represent Kintyre and the Islands in 2007, does not feature in the list of candidates for the polls on May 5.

The full group of currently-elected councillors is scheduled to meet for the final time in April.

The full list of Argyll and Bute election candidates, announced by the council yesterday (Wednesday, March 30), is available on the Courier’s website.