Two by-elections in Perth and Kinross are still scheduled to take place despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
A vote is scheduled for both Perth City North and Perth City South on November 26.
The council confirmed it was pressing ahead with the polls.
But campaigning will be slightly different with coronavirus restrictions in place.
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The council’s SNP group has lost two councillors this year following Dave Doogan’s election as MP for Angus in December 2019 and the sad passing of Cllr Bob Band, who represented Perth City South, in March 2020.
A by-election for Perth City North, Dave Doogan’s former seat, had been scheduled to take place in May but was postponed due to the pandemic.
The SNP group has announced its candidate for Perth City North as Ian Massie.
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A Perthshire spokesperson for the party said: “Ian Massie will make a great councillor and will be a formidable member of the SNP council group.
“Ian grew up and has worked in Perth all his adult life and will be a strong community champion for people in the Perth City North ward.”
SNP Perth City North councillor John Rebbeck said: “Ian will be a great addition to the SNP team in Perthshire. I look forward to working alongside him in the Perth City North ward.
“I would urge anyone who has any questions for Ian, to get in touch and they will understand why he is the best candidate for the ward.”
The Liberal Democrats told the PA they have candidates lined up for both wards. But the council group’s leader Cllr Peter Barrett said he was awaiting a formal confirmation from the council that the by-election would go ahead.
Maintaining social distancing campaigning might be less of an issue for him in Perth City South, where his wife Liz is planning to stand for election, while James Graham is their chosen candidate for Perth City North.
Cllr Barrett said: “I think it will be very different and we just do not know if there are further restrictions and what sort of impact that will have.
“We will just have to be sensitive.”
He hoped the party could still do door-to-door canvassing but would observe the new restrictions. Cllr Barrett said: “Rather than ring the door and hand over the leaflet, we put the leaflet through the door, ring the bell and stand two metres back.”
Blairgowrie and Glens councillor Caroline Shiers, local agent for the Conservatives, agreed campaigning would be “very different” this time round.
She told the PA: “There is no doubt that campaigning in these challenging times, when we have ongoing restrictions associated with COVID-19 will mean this will be a very different campaign. We are ready for the campaign and will shortly announce our candidates for both wards.
“We will do all we can to fight a campaign that ensures we maintain physical distancing standards to comply with public health requirements and we will take all the advice given to us by the elections team at PKC once the campaign gets underway.”
The Conservative group, who are currently in administration at PKC, has yet to announce its candidates but Cllr Shiers said the party’s campaign would address local needs.
She said: “Our campaign will concentrate on local issues and the delivery of the day to day services that residents in Perth City North and South wards need.
“We will focus on the positive improvements we are delivering in areas such as education and in investments in tackling infrastructure such as roads.
“There is no doubt that the economy of Perth and doing all we can to support jobs and local businesses will be a hugely important issue which our candidates will focus on through the campaign.
“We want to hear from local residents about the very local issues which affect them and which they want to see addressed.”
Tricia Duncan, chair of Perth and Kinross Labour Party said the party was still in the candidate selection process.