Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man general election: 63 candidates to stand

Tynwald Buildings Douglas, Isle of Man Image copyright Manxscenes.com
Image caption It will be the first Manx general election using the new boundary guidelines approved in 2013

Sixty-three candidates will contest the 2016 House of Keys general election on the Isle of Man, the Manx government has confirmed.

The deadline for those looking to stand closed on Wednesday and, after a short period for objections was observed, 50 men and 13 women were officially confirmed as candidates.

The 22 September poll will see 24 Members of the House of Keys (MHKs) elected for a term of five years.

Voters must register by 1 September.

The island is almost entirely self-governing, and the 24 successful representatives will control virtually every aspect of public life, from law and order to health provision.

Douglas East has received the most candidates - eight - while Glenfaba and Peel had the fewest - three.

The new MHKs will be sworn in to the House of Keys on 27 September.

A new chief minister will then be elected by Tynwald on 4 October.

Current chief minister Alan Bell, who has been Ramsey MHK for 32 years, announced in July that he would be retiring from Manx politics.

Isle of Man General Election Candidates 2016
Arbory, Castletown and Malew (7)
Richard Stephen McAleer Independent
Philip Anderson Gawne Independent
Graham Derek Cregeen Independent
Carol Barbara Quine Manx Labour Party
Jason Robert Moorhouse Independent
Carl James Parker Independent
Stephen Raymond Crowther Independent
Ayre and Michael (6)
Patrick Stephen Ayres Liberal Vannin Party
Timothy Simon Baker Independent
Alfred Louis Cannan Independent
Alan Kermode Independent
Carlos Phillips Independent
Louise Elizabeth Whitlegg Independent
Douglas Central (6)
Kurt Buchholz Independent
Kathrine Anne Corlett Independent
George Richard John Falk Independent
Sara Dawn Andrea Hackman Independent
Kim Michelle Inglis Independent
Charles Christopher Thomas Independent
Douglas East (8)
Clare Louise Battison Independent
Quintin Bennett Gill Independent
Richard Fredrick Halsall Manx Labour Party
Jonathan Joughin Independent
John Caley McBride Independent
Christopher Roy Robertshaw Independent
Catherine Rose Turner Independent Green
Amanda Jane Walker Independent
Douglas North (5)
Angela Karen Independent
David John Ashford Independent
John Ramsey Houghton Independent
George Ralph Peake Independent
Lynn Sirdefield Manx Labour Party
Douglas South (4)
Kate Kathleen Joan Beecroft Liberal Vannin Party
David Anthony Fowler Independent
Keith Daryl Fitton Independent
William Mackay Malarkey Independent
Garff (5)
Andrew Barton Independent
Daphne Hilary Penelope Caine Independent
Nigel Anthony Dobson Independent
Martyn John Perkins Independent
Andrew Joseph Smith Independent
Glenfaba and Peel (3)
Geoffrey Boot Independent
Leslie Lucas Alfred Hanson Independent
Raymond Karl Harmer Independent
Middle (4)
William Edward Bowers Independent
Paul Herbert Craine Independent
Robert Howard Quayle Independent
William Catto Shimmins Independent
Onchan (5)
Anthony Allen Independent
Rob Edwards Callister Independent
Timothy Roy Craig Independent
Julie Marie Edge Liberal Vannin Party
David John Quirk Independent
Ramsey (5)
Alexander John Allinson Independent
Nicholas Lyndon Crowe Independent
Lawrie Lee Hooper Liberal Vannin Party
John David McDonough Independent
Leonard Ian Singer Independent
Rushen (5)
Leo Simon Cussons Independent
James William Hampton Independent
Mark Ian Kemp Independent
Laurence David Skelly Independent
Juan Paul Watterson Independent

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