Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man voters to quiz election hopefuls

Voters the capital of the Isle of Man are getting the chance to quiz House of Keys hopefuls on their policies, ahead of a by-election later this month.

Douglas West residents will go to the polls on 23 May to elect a new member of the House of Keys (MHK).

The seat was made vacant after Geoff Corkish was elected to the Legislative Council in March.

Those standing are Clive Philip Dawson, Quintin Bennett Gill, John Edward Skinner and Christopher Charles Thomas.

The High Court of Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man, has two branches - the House of Keys and the Legislative Council.

The House of Keys has 24 members who are elected every five years from 15 island constituencies.

The current members were elected at a general election on 29 September 2011.

The West Douglas by-election requisition meeting will be held at All Saints Church Hall on 15 May at 19:00 BST.

To be registered to vote in the by-election people must be 16 or over by election day, resident at the address stated on the registration form and resident in the Isle of Man for at least one year.

Polling stations will be situated at the Sea Cadet Hall in Tromode (district one -Garden City), St Andrew's Church Hall, Glencrutchery Road (district two - Somerset), All Saints Church Hall, Alexander Drive (districts three and four - Albany and Ballabrooie) and Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Rosemount (district five - Eastfield).

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