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Hebrides News

New leadership for the comhairle

16 May 2017

A ballot was held at the council this morning.


Point councillor Alasdair Macleod was the other contender for the job.


Norman A Macdonald won by 20 votes to 11.




Convenor takes up the official chains of office


Stornoway North councillor Roddie Mackay has been elected as the new leader of the comhairle.

Results of comhairle leadership ballot

Roddie Mackay   18 votes

Donald Manford   13 votes


Meanwhile, Norman A Macdonald has been voted as the new convenor of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.


The Uig councillor held the same post in the last council term.