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Cat Turner (2015)
House of Keys by election for Douglas East on November 12, 2015.
Constituency: Douglas East (2015)
Personal Details (2015)
Full Name: Catherine Rose Turner
Children: Twins, 9 years old, Catherine and Lizzie
Age on day of election: 50
Place of Birth: Oxford
Hobbies and interests: Exploring our wonderful island with my two daughters, campaigning on community and environmental issues, reading, gardening
Interviewed by James Davis, broadcast on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Constituency debate featuring candidates standing in Douglas East – Clare Bettison, Kurt Buchholz, Richard Falk, Jon Joughin, John McBride, Geraldine O'Neill & Cat Turner - LibVan – chaired by Roger Watterson on Sunday, November 08, 2015
General Details (2015)
Occupation: Co-Ordinator, the EcoVannin Partnership
Previous political experience: A short time as a Douglas Town Councillor
Independent candidate: No
Political Affiliation: LibVan
Why this candidate wants to be a member of the House of Keys: I want to be a member of the House of Keys so that I'm in the best possible position to be of service to the people of the Isle of Man. I'm fired up by the opportunity to work to make a fairer, more transparent society, where there is equality of opportunity for all, and a thriving environment for people and businesses. I'm particularly passionate about the area of East Douglas, where I spend a great deal of time both socially and for work. The constituency includes some wonderful resources – but also some rather unloved and unlovely areas, which are deserving of more attention so as to be pleasant for both the people who live and work there, and our visitors. I'd like to see the Island embracing the economic opportunities offered by a changing global environment and new technologies, and thereby securing stable jobs for our workers which are sustainable, meaningful and rewarding. A key Liberal Vannin aim is to ensure that the vulnerable are protected and, where possible, helped to get back on their feet, whether their challenges are physical, mental or financial. Among other things, we urgently need a definiton of fuel poverty, so that we can properly understand the scale of this problem in the Island, and properly address it. To this end I'm also personally keen to carry on my work as a member of the Manx Credit Union Working Group, so that those who are currently excluded from traditional finance have access to savings and loan facilities, and can begin to build themselves some financial capability and a credit rating.
|Letter to constituents (2015)|