Jane Poole-Wilson MLC has declared her intention to stand for Middle in the September 2021 General Election.
Manx born, Mrs Poole-Wilson has lived in the constituency, in Glen Vine, for 15 years. She is married to Alex and has two sons, both of whom attended Marown Primary School.
She has been involved with local community groups, including First Marown Beaver Scouts and Crosby Cricket Club, and was parent governor at Marown School from 2016-2018. Mrs Poole-Wilson has also been chair of trustees of St Christopher’s Isle of Man and a Director and Trustee of Isle of Pride. She also enjoys singing with local choir Musicale.
Educated at Ballakermeen High School and St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Mrs Poole-Wilson’s professional background is in employment law. Now a non- practising solicitor, she spent over ten years working in the City of London.
After returning to the island in 2005, she worked as a consultant, providing advice and specialist training to multi-national clients around the world. First selected for the Legislative Council in May 2017, Jane was re-elected in March 2018 for a five-year term. Jane has undertaken a range of Parliamentary and gov roles in her time thus far in Tynwald.
Mrs Poole-Wilson said: ‘The Island faces a number of critical issues in the next administration and I seek the trust of Middle voters to represent them and to use my skills and experience to date to contribute to the future positive development of the Island for everyone. I look forward to talking to the constituents of Middle over the coming weeks to discuss their questions and views.’
She joins David Fowler, Keiran Hannifin and Stu Peters in contesting the constituency. Current MHKs Chief Minister Howard Quayle and Bill Shimmins have announced they will not be seeking re-election in September.
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