A former city councillor, who lost his seat at the last election, will fight to regain his place at the town house in an upcoming by-election.
Voters will got to the polls in Bridge of Don on October 3 to elect two new councillors following the death of the SNP’s Sandy Stuart and the resignation of Conservative Brett Hunt.
The result could prove hugely significant as the ruling Conservative, Aberdeen Labour and independent administration holds power with a single seat majority.
One high profile victim in Bridge of Don at the last election in 2017 was former finance convener Willie Young – who lost his seat in the ward.
It is former Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone member Graeme Lawrence, however, who has been selected to fight the seat.
Due to the complex situation with the current nine Aberdeen Labour councilors suspended from the national party for their alliance with the Tories, Scottish Labour chose the candidate, with Mr Lawrence still a member of the national party.
Last night the opposition SNP announced that former PR worker Jessica Mennie would stand for them.
She said: “We’ve already had a really positive response with most voters fed up with the current council administration and their record of borrowing big to fund projects that are delivered late and over budget, while at the same time cutting the basic services people expect to be delivered.
“If you take a walk around Bridge of Don it doesn’t take long to find that the only thing not being cut by the Tory and Labour administration is the grass.”
The Conservatives have selected local woman Sarah Cross to stand for them.
She said: “Under this administration, we have a new £333 million exhibition and conference centre, a refurbished art gallery about to open and a multi-million-pound revamp of Union Terrace Gardens under way.
“But if we allow the SNP to gain control of Aberdeen City Council, drivers across the Bridge of Don could be hit with the car park tax.”
And the Liberal Democrats have chosen construction manager Michael Skoczykloda to fight the seat for their party.
He said: “The Liberal Democrats are receiving a warm welcome on the doorsteps in Bridge of Don.
“Many people have already told us they are backing the Liberal Democrats because of our campaign to axe the garden tax – an unfair tax on recycling – and because of our commitment to make a positive difference for Aberdeen.”