Lerwick Town Council Election April 1818
The 1818 Lerwick Town Council Election occurred on April 2, and was the first ever political election to take place in Shetland, and the first election of the Town Council, which ran from 1818 to 1974.
Limited information is available regarding Town Council elections between 1818 and the early 1870's, as all information was recorded in the council minutes - which only listed the winning candidates but not how many votes they received.
Until 1877, elections were held every 3 years (from 1820) and used the format which saw two Bailies appointed, and 9 councillors elected by popular vote. The councillors are listed in order of how many votes they received, however as there was no information available on vote counts, the candidates will be listed as being Unopposed.
|Arthur Edmondston||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|George Linklater||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|William Hay||Elected as councillor|
|James Mouat||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Gauden||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Deans||Elected as councillor|
|William Angus||Elected as councillor|
|Andrew Grierson||Elected as councillor|
|James Greig||Elected as councillor|
|James Scott||Elected as councillor|
|John Morrison||Elected as councillor|