Lerwick Town Council Election September 1847
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.
|William Sievwright||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|Joseph Leask||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|James Mouat||Elected as councillor|
|David Nicolson||Elected as councillor|
|Alexander Nicol||Elected as councillor|
|David Burns||Elected as councillor|
|Ross Smith||Elected as councillor|
|Archibald Greig||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Tait||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Goudie||Elected as councillor|