Election bites: Arbroath East and Lunan

The four Arbroath East councillors taken imediately after the announcement in the Saltire Centre on Friday. They are, from left - Bob Spink, Donald Morrison, Martyn Geddes and Sheena Welsh.
The four Arbroath East councillors taken imediately after the announcement in the Saltire Centre on Friday. They are, from left - Bob Spink, Donald Morrison, Martyn Geddes and Sheena Welsh.

ARBROATH’S new councillors were an overwhelmingly delighted bunch immediately following the election count this afternoon.

The Arbroath Herald managed to grab a few minutes with each of the new councillors, which we have distilled into the following election soundbites.

Martyn Geddes, Scottish Conservative and Unionist, is another first-timer in Arbroath. He said: “It’s great getting in. I’m going to do the best I can and get as much done as I can in the next five years.”

Bob Spink, Independent, another Arbroath veteran, said: “I’m over the moon to get in again, this is my third term.”

Sheena Welsh, SNP, is possibly the longest serving of them all with 32 years service. She said: “This my 10th term I’ve been elected for! And it doesn’t get any easier when you get to the count.”

Donald Morrison, SNP, was returned for a second term. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I’d like to thank the voters for having faith in me for a second term.”