Voters go to the polls on Thursday 27 April to elect a new MSP for the Holyrood seat of Moray.
Five candidates are to fight the Moray by-election
The by-election resulted from the death of Margaret Ewing who had served Moray as a Nationalist MSP since 1999.
In the 2003 election, Ms Ewing held the seat for the Scottish National Party with a majority of 5,312 and a 42.2% share of the vote. Turnout was 46.3%.
The candidates for the by-election are listed in alphabetical order, as provided by the returning officer.
- Melville Brown - NHSFirst Party
- Linda June Gorn - Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Alexander Keith - Scottish Labour Party
- Richard Neilson Lochhead - Scottish National Party
- Mary Scanlon - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
The 2003 result was as follows:
Margaret Ewing (SNP) 11,384 votes, a 42.2% share of the vote; Tim Wood (Conservative) 6,072 votes, a 22.5% share of the vote; Peter Peacock (Labour) 5,157 votes, a 19.1% share of the vote; Linda Gorn (Liberal Democrats) 3,283 votes, 12.2% share of the vote; Norma Anderson (Scottish Socialist Party), 1,085 votes 4.0% share of the vote.