Pat on the back for Ian

2012-Council-Elections. Ian Wilkie, returning officer.
2012-Council-Elections. Ian Wilkie, returning officer.

ALTHOUGH the result of last week’s vote was inconclusive, there was unanimity from across the political spectrum regarding the manner in which the count was conducted by SBC officers at Eildon Mill, Tweedbank, on Friday.

Candidate after candidate was fulsome in praise of Selkirk’s Ian Wilkie, pictured, in his role as acting returning officer, and his team.

Predicted to run until mid-afternoon, the process ran ahead of schedule, with the last of 11 ward results declared at 1.35pm, much to the delight of the media pack.

“I’m very please at how the count was run and with the magnificent efforts of our staff and partner agencies,” said Ian.