Lerwick Town Council Election September 1853
From Shetland History Online
The 1853 Lerwick Town Council Election occurred on 1 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 8-9 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.
|William Sievwright||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|Charles Gilbert Duncan||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|Samuel Hunter||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Linklater||Elected as councillor|
|Peter Williamson||Elected as councillor|
|William Merrylees||Elected as councillor|
|John Robertson||Elected as councillor|
|John Cowie||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Tait||Elected as councillor|
|George Laurence||Elected as councillor|
|Laurence Laurenson||Elected as councillor|