Shetland Islands Council Election May 1974

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The 1974 Shetland Islands Council Election occurred on Tuesday 7 May. Following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the County Council and Town Council were merged to form the Shetland Islands Council. The County Council continued to fuction until August 1975.

Results

Aithsting And Sandsting

Electorate:
Turnout: 526 (75%)
Rejected ballots: 1

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Alexander I. Tulloch 291 Tick.gif
Robert Garrick 235 Cross.gif

Bressay

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

James C. Irvine Unopposed Tick.gif

Burra And Trondra

Electorate:
Turnout: 288 (56.8%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

William Cumming 225 Tick.gif
Victor F. W. Church 63 Cross.gif

Delting

Electorate:
Turnout: 346 (64.2%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Fraser Peterson 232 Tick.gif
William Robb 116 Cross.gif

Dunrossness

Electorate:
Turnout: 466 (66%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

James W. Leask 258 Tick.gif
Raymond R. Bentley 208 Cross.gif

Gulberwick, Quarff And Cunningsburgh

Electorate:
Turnout: 356 (72.6%)
Rejected ballots: 3

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Joan McLeod 248 Tick.gif
Angus A. Smith 108 Cross.gif

Lerwick Breiwick

Electorate:
Turnout: 361 (38.5%)
Rejected ballots: 1

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

John Butler 141 Tick.gif
Harry Gray 125 Cross.gif
Ronald Cumming 95 Cross.gif

Lerwick Central

Electorate: 736
Turnout: 368 (50%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Eric Gray 219 Tick.gif
Robert Wishart 149 Cross.gif

Lerwick North

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Alexander Morrison Unopposed Tick.gif

Lerwick Sound

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

William Peterson Unopposed Tick.gif

Lerwick Twageos

Electorate:
Turnout: 492 (61%)
Rejected ballots: 4

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

James Paton 289 Tick.gif
George Blance 203 Cross.gif

Lerwick West

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Bill Smith Unopposed Tick.gif

Nesting

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Edward Thomason Unopposed Tick.gif

Northmavine

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

John Jamieson Unopposed Tick.gif

Sandness And Walls

Electorate:
Turnout: 315 (67.6%)
Rejected ballots: 2

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Williamina Tait 206 Tick.gif
Peter J. Garrick 109 Cross.gif

Sandwick

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Thomas Stove Unopposed Tick.gif

Scalloway

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Andrew Irvine Unopposed Tick.gif

Unst

Electorate:
Turnout: 397 (60%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Alan Fraser 225 Tick.gif
William Thomson 172 Cross.gif

Whalsay And Skerries

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Frederick Dainty Unopposed Tick.gif

Whiteness, Weisdale And Tingwall

Electorate:
Turnout: 294 (57.6%)

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

John Johnson 164 Tick.gif
John Rae 81 Cross.gif
George Morrison 49 Cross.gif

Yell North And Fetlar

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

David Johnson Unopposed Tick.gif

Yell South

Electorate:
Turnout: N/A

Candidate

Votes

Elected?

Stewart Gray Unopposed Tick.gif

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