Lerwick Town Council Election September 1823
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.
|Charles Ogilvy||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|Gilbert Duncan||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|William Spence||Elected as councillor|
|Balfour Spence||Elected as councillor|
|William Hay||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Deans||Elected as councillor|
|James Greig||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Gauden||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Paterson||Elected as councillor|
|William Angus||Elected as councillor|
|James Ogilvy||Elected as councillor|