Lerwick Town Council Election September 1844

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The 1844 Lerwick Town Council Election occurred on 2 September.

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.

Results

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Joseph Leask Appointed as Junior Bailie Tick.gif
James Hunter Elected as councillor Tick.gif
Gilbert Tait Elected as councillor Tick.gif
David Burns Elected as councillor Tick.gif
James Mouat Elected as councillor Tick.gif
Archibald Greig Elected as councillor Tick.gif
David Nicolson Elected as councillor Tick.gif
Ross Smith Elected as councillor Tick.gif
Alexander Nicol Elected as councillor Tick.gif
William Sievwright Elected as councillor Tick.gif

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