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Annandale North By-Election

Voters in Moffat, Lockerbie and Lochmaben areas will elect their new councillor today (15th November), after the sudden death of Councillor Ted Brown last month.

Polling stations will close at 10pm, with the count starting in Lockerbie Town Hall shortly afterwards.

The result is due around 2am.

Annandale councillor Ted Brown dies after collapsing at meeting

Dumfries and Galloway councillor Ted Brown has died after collapsing during a meeting.

It is with deep regret that Dumfries and Galloway Council announces that one of its most respected members, Labour Councillor Ted Brown has died today, after being taken ill at a Council meeting this morning.

– Dumfries and Galloway council spokesman

Annandale North councillor Mr Brown, from Lockerbie, was attending a meeting of the Council's Planning, Housing and Environment Services Committee this morning when he was taken ill.

Councillor Brown was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary, where he later died.