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Poster tradition

Sir,

I was among the first to congratulate Timothy Billings in person on his election as a councillor last Friday.

However, as election agent for the two successful SNP candidates in the ward, I take issue with his views on political posters (Arran Banner letters, May 6). It is ridiculous to suggest the purpose of the signs is ‘to annoy people ‘.

The intention is to engage the public, remind people of their right and duty to vote and increase involvement in the democratic process. Voter turnout in this election, after all, was a disappointing 35 per cent. Postering at elections is a long-standing tradition across the UK and has taken place on Arran for as long as I can recall.

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