Kevin Oliphant-Smith has announced his intention to the contest the Douglas North constituency in this year’s General Election.

Mr Oliphant-Smith contested the Douglas South by-election last year but lost out to Claire Christian and Captain Paul Quine.

Announcing his candidacy, Mr Oliphant-Smith said: ‘This is not a decision that has come to me easily but with such important issues needing to be addressed urgently, in our recovery from the damage COVID has caused, it is vital we get the right people for the job.

‘This current administration has proven their performance by sitting on their hands for four years and only seen to be active when there is an upcoming election.This isn’t good for our island, our people and our future, things need to change.’

So far only Ralph Peake MHK has also declared his intention to stand in the constituency.

The General Election is due to be held on Thursday, September 23. If you’re planing to stand, make sure to let Gef know by emailing

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