Diane Kelsey, the Lieutenant Governor’s Private Secretary has been nominated for the vacant seats on the Legislative Council.

The former RAF officer has been nominated by Tim Glover MHK, seconded by Ann Corlett MHK and supported by DEFA Minister Clare Barber and Tim Johnston MHK.

In his nomination statement, Mr Glover said: ‘I have known Mrs Kelsey for the last four years and have been impressed by her and by the way she has carried out her duties. Her character and commitment to the Isle of Man and our community, and her high degree of knowledge and transferable skills, demonstrate that she is an ideal candidate to enhance Legislative Council.’

Before working for Sir John Lorimer and his predecessor Sir Richard Gozney, Mrs Kelsey has worked in the financial sector and served for 23 years in the RAF which including being in command of the largest aircraft maintenance organisation in the Air Force.

In her statement, Mrs Kelsey says she is motivated to seek selection for LegCo because she has a ‘strong sense of public duty; committee membership, scrutiny and decision making background; team player; passionate about the Isle of Man; feeling that, over the last four years in particular, I have honed most the skills necessary to be able to be of use from day one, if elected’.

MHKs will pick the new members of LegCo on November 23.

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