Douglas Central MHK Ann Corlett has announced that she will be seeking re-election in this year’s General Election.

Mrs Corlett said: ‘It has been a genuine honour and privilege to represent the people of Douglas Central for the past five years and I am now asking constituents to place their trust in me once again. 

‘The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for us all and the government is under increasing financial pressure. Economic recovery is vital in order to provide the services that are essential for a thriving island community. It will take hard work and total commitment on the part of our elected representatives if we are to truly overcome financial challenges, protect frontline services and create genuine opportunities for all.

This means that the ability to work together and foster some of the true community spirit – one of the real positives to emerge these past 16 months – is now more important than ever.

‘I am passionate about the Island and community I serve. Among my continued aims are, locally, suitable secondary school provision, a decent road network, realistic speed restrictions and a fair and equitable planning system. Nationally, alongside economic recovery, my priorities are the issues of health, education, safety, housing and climate change.

‘I will expand on these issues in my manifesto. My pledge, if successful on 23rd September, is to continue to represent you with enthusiasm, integrity and commitment.’

Mrs Corlett joins her constituency colleague Chris Thomas in announcing for Douglas Central.

The General Election is on Thursday September 23. If you’re planning to vote, make sure you’re registered and if you’re planning to stand, make sure you let Gef know by emailing hello@gefthemongoose.com.

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