Cabinet Office Minister Lord-Brennan heralds ‘opportunity for us to improve further’
After travelling round the island for the last few weeks, the election hustings have reached our shining capital with the candidates for Douglas Central gathering at St Ninian’s school last night for a good grilling. Those candidates are: Chris Thomas, Damian Ciapelli, Ann Corlett and Sarah Hackman. The meeting was […]
On one level, the 2011 general election took place following a period of relative political stability. Tony Brown’s five-year tenure at the helm of the Council of Ministers saw a much steadier ship than the bumper boats ride of the Corkill/Gelling years before. Okay, it may have taken only a […]
A new hospital will cost you your seat, but trying to sell off Manx Radio won’t – election time in 1996
Paul Speller continues his series of articles looking back at previous general elections, in the run up to polling day on September 23. Today, he takes a look at 1996, which marked the end of an era in the government and signalled what ultimately proved to be a false dawn in party politics.
Gay rights, drawing lots and children in prison – election time in 1991
With the September general election just a few weeks away, we asked Paul Speller if he’d like to share some of his memories of each of the general elections he has helped to cover, starting with 1991.
Postal voting will be available for the first time in the Isle of Man during this year’s House of Keys General Election. The intention is to provide a convenient and secure alternative for registered electors who are unable to attend their allotted polling station or who choose not to vote […]
Former Onchan commissioner, James Cherry has announced he’ll be putting his name forward in the constituency of Onchan in this year’s General Election. Mr Cherry said ‘I wish to be a driving force for long term, beneficial and prosperity change to the island. I won’t be shy in making hard […]
The gov is exploring options around accommodating voters in this week’s local authority elections who may be required to isolate. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said: ‘This matter has been looked at in-depth in recent days and is being taken extremely seriously to ensure that anyone who wishes to vote in […]
In the shadow of three former parliamentary buildings, residents of the island’s ancient capital met on Monday evening as they grilled the candidates for this year’s Castletown Commissioners election. With Castle Rushen providing an imposing background and the Royal George and old House of Keys surrounding them, former Chief Minister […]
ieces of Plastic (3PoP), Plastic Busters and Beach Buddies have joined forces to make a joint pre-election statement suggesting the issue of litter should be a top priority for candidates in September’s election.
Manx Radio’s news editor Tim Glover has announced he has resigned from the station in order to contest this year’s General Election. Mr Glover, who has led much of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Covid pandemic, appearing at the majority of gov briefings, will contest the Arbory, Castletown and Malew […]
Education, Sport and Culture Minister Dr Alex Allinson has confirmed that he will be seeking re-election in September. First elected in 2016, Dr Allinson was chairman of the MUA before being appointed Education Minister last year. Announcing his intention to seek the support of the residents of Ramsey, Dr Allinson […]
The Manx Labour Party launched its manifesto at its AGM this weekend, with the party setting out its stall for the local and general elections later this year. Founded in 1918, the MLP is the island’s oldest political party, it currently has three representatives on Douglas Borough Council and was […]
Recently, Gef ran a poll and asked readers if they voted in the last election, with 48% responding with ‘no’. Here, Emma Cox from Gef explains why she’s part of the 48% and why she plans on losing her ‘V’ this election year.
Chamber of Commerce members are being asked to take part in an online survey to identify questions that businesses want candidates to answer during the General Election campaign. Claire Watterson, Chair of Chamber’s Think Tank group which is organising the survey, explainedL ‘In addition to encouraging all of our members […]
It’s barely January but we already have the first contender confirmed for this year’s General Election as Sarah Maltby has announced her intention to stand in Douglas South. The constituency is currently represented by Claire Christian and Paul Quine who both won their seats in last year’s by-election. Mrs Maltby, […]