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Date announced for Motherwell by-election

9:43am - 19 September 2023

A by-election will be held in the Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig ward of the council on Thursday 16 November.

One councillor will be elected for Electoral Ward 19 following the resignation of Councillor Agnes Magowan. Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm. 

To be able to vote in this by-election, eligible residents must be registered to vote by 12 midnight on Tuesday 31 October. 

For information on registering to vote go to or 

“If you’re eligible to vote in this by-election, it is important you have the opportunity to use your vote by making sure you are registered,” said Returning Officer Des Murray. 

“It’s quick and easy to register on-line using your national insurance number and date of birth.” 

Applications for new postal or postal proxy votes and amendments to, or cancellations of, existing postal or proxy votes must be with the Electoral Registration Office by 5.00pm on Wednesday 1 October. Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 8 October. 

If anyone is not sure if they are already registered to vote, contact the Electoral Registration Office: 

The Electoral Registration Officer 

Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board 

David Dale House 

45 John Street 

Blantyre G72 0AA 


Phone: 0800 030 4333 

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19 Sep 2023

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