Lerwick Town Council Election September 1862
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.
|Joseph Leask||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|Andrew John Grierson||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|John Robertson Sr||Elected as councillor|
|John Robertson Jr||Elected as councillor|
|Peter Garriock||Elected as councillor|
|Arthur Laurenson||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Goudie||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Linklater||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Hicks||Elected as councillor|
|Thomas Gilbertson||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Sinclair||Elected as councillor|