Scottish council elections: The picture in the Highlands so far

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THE SNP is currently leading the way with five councillors so far elected.

However, they have lost two prominent members in Bob Wynd, a former provost of the local authority, and Pauline Munro.

Mr Wynd lost his seat on the Culloden and Ardersier ward, another casualty of the party putting two candidates to battle it out.

However, Glynis Sinclair for the SNP managed to get re-elected, although she switched allegiance from Lib Dems to the Nationalists in the previous council.

Newly elected Kate Stephen kept the Lib Dem numbers up on the ward.

Mrs Munro was the sitting councillor on the Inverness West ward, but she was unseated when Allan Duffy was voted in.

Six of the 21 wards have been announced in Inverness’ Leisure Centre, leaving the SNP with six councillors, Labour with three, Lib Dems with three, and three Independents.

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