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The talking is all but over – and now the power is in your hands.

With just days to go to the council elections, it is time to decide who you want to run services in North Ayrshire.

This may be a politi­cal decision following your chosen path locally and nationally but others may take a different view deciding local politics and national politics may not always go hand in hard.

There was justified concern at the hustings in Brodick Hall this week about what would happen if Arran was left without a resident councillor among the seven standing for the three places on the Ardrossan and Arran seat.

Arran makes up 40 per cent of the electorate and, because of the demographic, we are more likely to vote. That makes an island candidate highly likely, but only you can decide if any of three Arran candidates is your choice.

There may be voter fatigue given the number of times Scots have been to the ballot box recently for both referendums and election votes. But there is one thing that is in no doubt. Unless everyone goes down to the to polling station on Thursday, no-one can complain at a lack council representation on Arran.

And, remember, it’s a proportional representation vote so number your preferred candidates accordingly.