It’s the morning after the night before and ahead of becoming  fully immersed once again in the day job, I wanted to take the opportunity to write to thank everyone involved in delivering the 2015 General Election in the two constituencies for which I am Returning Officer – Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South.

I’ll be writing to all the staff who worked with me and my Deputes – David Gow, Steven Dongworth, Crawford Langley and Ciaran Monaghan – to express my gratitude to them, but mention should also be made of all the groups and organisations who made venues available to us for use as polling places and to Robert Gordon University for our count venue at RGU:Sport.

Thanks are also due to our partners who assisted in the delivery of the elections – Ian Milton and his Electoral Registration team, the Idox team who worked with us on the processing of postal votes, Royal Mail, Police Scotland and Showsec Security.

Once the dust has settled on the General Election and all the required paperwork has been finalised, we’ll take the opportunity to reflect on what we might be able to improve in the way we do things and work will begin on the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Written by aberdeenccblog

Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council. All views are my own.