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Solicitor Jane Poole-Wilson elected to Legislative Council

Jane Poole-Wilson Image copyright Daphne Caine
Image caption The mother of two will fill the seat made vacant when Tony Wild retired in February

A solicitor has been elected to the upper house of Tynwald following a vote by the Members of the House of Keys.

It was the first poll since reforms to the election procedure came into effect in April and meant a majority of 13 was no longer required for election.

Jane Poole-Wilson received 14 votes with her closest rival Alan Wright gaining six.

The mother of two will fill the seat made vacant when Tony Wild retired due to "ill health" in February.

The Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson congratulated her and said she would be sworn in on 23 May.

She will hold the position until February 2018.

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