Lerwick Town Council Election September 1844
Limited information is available regarding Town Council elections between 1818 and the early 1870's, as all information was recorded in the council minutes - which only listed the winning candidates but not how many votes they received.
Until 1877, elections were held every 3 years (from 1820) and used the format which saw two Bailies appointed, and 9 councillors elected by popular vote. The councillors are listed in order of how many votes they received, however as there was no information available on vote counts, the candidates will be listed as being Unopposed.
In this election, Arthur Gifford was offered the position of Junior Bailie, however to the surprise of the council he rejected the offer and so Joseph Leask remained the sole Bailie for 3 years.
|Joseph Leask||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|James Hunter||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Tait||Elected as councillor|
|David Burns||Elected as councillor|
|James Mouat||Elected as councillor|
|Archibald Greig||Elected as councillor|
|David Nicolson||Elected as councillor|
|Ross Smith||Elected as councillor|
|Alexander Nicol||Elected as councillor|
|William Sievwright||Elected as councillor|