Name: Neil Copland
Previous political experience: Councillor since 2015, member of various council committees.
Key issue: Continue to work for the community and ensure that local people are heard and their issues addressed.
Best quality: Conscientious.
Worst quality: Love of chocolate.
Name: Lesley Dunbar
Party: Aberdeen Labour
Job: Community development worker
Previous political experience: Chair of the Unison Aberdeen city branch.
Key issue: Raising attainment in our schools.
Best quality: Hardworking.
Worst Quality: Impatience.
Name: David Henderson
Job: Retail/ community representative
Previous political experience: Community planning with council and communities.
Key issue: Quality of life, education, affordable housing, social care.
Best quality: Strong vision and determination.
Worst Quality: Impatience with domestic chores.
Name: Freddie John
Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Previous political experience: None.
Key issue: Fighting for a good deal for Aberdeen.
Best quality: Determination.
Worst Quality: Stubbornness.
Name: Peter Kennedy
Party: Scottish Green Party
Age: Not relevant
Job: Employability worker with Aberdeenshire Council
Previous political experience: Stood for election several times. Currently vice chair of social housing provider Grampian Housing Association and I am undertaking a professional housing qualification.
Key issue: Finding ways to combat fuel poverty and sustainable social housing for all.
Best quality: Not relevant.
Worst quality: Not relevant.
Name: Lewis Macleod
Party: Aberdeen Labour
Home: City centre
Job: Communities officer at Aberdeen University Students’ Association
Previous political experience: NUS Scotland executive committee, National Campaign against Fees and Cuts National Committee, living rent activist.
Key issue: A council-run bus service that acts in the interests of the community rather than profit.
Best quality: Level-headed.
Worst quality: I sing in public a lot, despite having an awful singing voice.
Name: Sam Petchey
Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats
Job: Senior planner at oil operator
Previous political experience: Former vice convener of Aberdeen Central Liberal Democrats. Active in many election campaigns over the years.
Key issue: Transparency and evidenced-based decision making at levels of government.
Best quality: Strong believer that if we can get more people in politics who put the citizens before their political party the world will be a better place.
Worst quality: Being addicted to cigarettes.
Name: Lauren Wards
Job: Office manager
Previous political experience: SNP activist since 2015 General Election and currently constituency office manager in office of Callum McCaig, MP.
Key issue: To build more social and affordable homes, promote Aberdeen to attract key public service workers such as teachers and nurses and improve public transport links across the city.
Best quality: Approachable and excellent listener.
Worst quality: Not turning off at the end of the day.