THE nominations for the local government elections on May 4 have been announced.

Scottish Borders Council have today published a list of 75 candidates standing across the 11 wards in the region.

And the local authority is telling Borderers to make sure they are registered to vote, as the April 17 deadline looms.

Brian Rout, Acting Electoral Registration Officer for SBC said: "Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the elections, so I’d encourage everyone in the Borders to take action now if they’re not already registered to vote. It’s quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 17 April, it will be too late."

To register to vote, visit

Here is the full list of all the candidates standing:


TWEEDDALE WEST (Three to be elected):
Heather Anderson (SNP)
John Anderson (Con&Uni)
Kris Chapman (Lib Dem)
Tommy Davidson (Ind)
Catriona Hamilton (Green)
Michael Needham (Ind)
Julia Reid (Lab)
Eric Small (Con&Uni)


TWEEDDALE EAST (Three to be elected):
Stuart Bell (SNP)
Shona Haslam (Con&Uni)
Amanda Jane Kubie (Lib Dem)
Simon Ritchie (SNP)
Robin Tatler (Ind)


GALASHIELS AND DISTRICT (Four to be elected):
Sandy Aitchison (Ind)
Andy Anderson (SNP)
Caledonia Bhatia (Lib Dem)
Euan Jardine (Con&Uni)
John Mitchell (SNP)
Harry Scott (Ind)
David Sharp (Lab)
Bill White (Ind)


SELKIRKSHIRE (Three to be elected):
Trevor Adams (Con&Uni)
Michelle Ballantyne (Con&Uni)
David Black (Ind)
Gordon Edgar (Ind)
Kenneth Gunn (Ind)
Barbra Harvie (Green)
Nancy Norman (Lib Dem)
Scott Redpath (Lab)
Elaine Thornton-Nicol (SNP)


LEADERDALE & MELROSE (Three to be elected):
Kevin Drum (SNP)
Diana Findlay (Con&Uni)
Rebecca Fraser (Ind)
Iain Gillespie (Ind)
Tom Miers (Con&Uni)
David Parker (Ind)
John Paton Day (Lib Dem)


MID BERWICKSHIRE (Three to be elected):
John Greenwell (Con&Uni)
Donald Moffat (SNP)
Frances Renton (Lib Dem)
Mark Rowley (Con&Uni)
David Smith (Lab)
Pauline Stewart (Green)


EAST BERWICKSHIRE (Three to be elected):
Michael Clift (Ind)
Eddy Coulson (Lab)
Kate Duncan (Green)
Jim Fullarton (Con&Uni)
Carol Hamilton (Con&Uni)
Helen Laing (SNP)
Danny Robertson (Lib Dem)


KELSO & DISTRICT (Three to be elected):
Ian H Aitchison (Ind)
Alison Lamond (SNP)
Colin McGrath (Ind)
Simon Mountford (Con&Uni)
Sally Prentice (Lab)
Euan Robson (Lib Dem)
Colin Shaughnessy (Green)
Tom Weatherston (Con&Uni)


JEDBURGH AND DISTRICT (Three to be elected):
Jim Brown (SNP)
Scott Hamilton (Con&Uni)
Kenryck Lloyd-Jones (Lab)
Harvey Oliver (Ind)
Sandy Scott (Con&Uni)
Rory Stewart (Ind)
Charles Strang (Green)


HAWICK & DENHOLM (Three to be elected): 
David Byrne (Lab)
Kevin Ferguson (Green)
Stuart Marshall (Ind)
Clair Ramage (SNP)
Neil Richards (Con&Uni)
Ian Turnbull (Lib Dem)

HAWICK & HERMITAGE (Three to be elected):
Watson McAteer (Ind)
Davie Paterson (Ind)
George Turnbull (Con&Uni)
Iain Whyte (SNP)