Published: 25/02/2015 12:04 - Updated: 27/02/2015 09:45

Nairn councillor's resignation sparks by-election

Written byConor Riordan

Councillor Macaulay is stepping down.
Councillor Macaulay is stepping down.

NAIRN will be holding a council by-election after one of its representatives resigned.

Councillor for Nairn Colin Macaulay (SNP) stands down with effect from March 15 and a by-election will be held to elect a new member on May 7.

Mr Macaulay has been a councillor for the town since 2012 but is standing down due to health reasons.

He said: "I’ve had problems with my back and I also had to have a major operation last year.

"It means I wouldn’t be able to give 100 per cent and the people of Nairn deserve 100 per cent."

Nairn is a four-member ward, and the other members are councillor Laurie Fraser (Independent), councillor Michael Green (Independent) and councillor Liz MacDonald (SNP).

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