Six candidates have been confirmed to compete for local votes in the General Election on July 4.

Argyll and Bute Council published the details for Argyll, Bute and South Lochaber after nominations closed on Friday, June 7.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, June 18, while the deadline to apply for a postal vote, for a postal proxy vote, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday, June 19.

The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday, June 26.

This is the first time in Scotland that voters will need to show photo ID at the polling station before being allowed to vote.

Accepted forms of ID include a passport; photocard driving licence; older persons or disabled persons bus pass; and Young Scot card. The ID doesn’t need to be valid on the day of the election, the photo simply needs to be an accurate likeness of you.

More information on registering to vote and on how to vote in person, by post and by proxy, as well as on voter ID, can be found online at

The candidates seeking your votes are:

  • Amanda Hampsey, Scottish Conservative and Unionist;
  • Melanie Hurst, Reform UK;
  • Tommy Macpherson, Independent;
  • Hamish Maxwell, Scottish Labour Party;
  • Brendan O'Hara, Scottish National Party;
  • Alan Reid, Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Pippa Milne, chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, is also the returning officer for the upcoming election and published the nominations, which also include the names of proposers, seconders and other signatories.

Voting opens at 7am on July 4.