A BY-ELECTION will be held in a Scottish local authority after an SNP councillor resigned her position.

Pam Brown, who was elected to represent Jedburgh and District on the Scottish Borders Council for the SNP, announced she would be stepping down due to health conditions.

The SNP are the largest opposition group on the Tory-controlled council. They have nine councillors, dropping to eight after Brown’s resignation – which will take effect from November 23.

The Conservatives, who have 14 seats, run the council with the support of independents.

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Brown (above), who was elected in 2022, is also the chair of the Cheviot Area Partnership.

The Scottish Borders Council convener, Councillor Watson McAteer, said: “I would like to thank Councillor Brown for her time with the council and, on behalf of her constituents in Jedburgh, for her service to the community and take this opportunity on behalf of the council to wish her all the best for the future.”

Councillor Brown’s resignation will trigger a by-election which will be held within the next three months concluding by February 23, 2024.

Further details will be released by Scottish Borders Council in due course.