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Richard Falk (2015)

House of Keys by election for Douglas East on November 12, 2015.      

Constituency: Douglas East (2015)

Personal Details (2015)

Full Name: John Richard George Falk (known as Richard)

Married: No, divorced – partner Zoë lives in the UK

Children: No

Age on day of election: 48

Place of Birth: Hove, East Sussex

Hobbies and interests: Underground rock music, fine dining, global politics and current affairs

Audio (2015)

Interviewed by James Davis, broadcast on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Interviewed by Tim Glover on Mandate, on Thursday, November 04, 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: Advertising copywriter and author

Previous political experience: I was briefly a Councillor in the UK, and was involved in training prospective MPs on behalf of the Conservative Party

Independent candidate: Yes

Political Affiliation: None


Why this candidate wants to be a member of the House of Keys: The Isle of Man is facing severe challenges, resulting from both changing global attitudes towards tax avoidance and our own government’s lax management of its finances. With a public sector pension liability of £3 billion and Manx Utilities debts totalling £497 million, it is vital that we have MHKs who are financially astute and focused on the bottom line if we are to avoid becoming a failed state. My skills in synthesising ideas and promoting wide-ranging products and services, gained as a copywriter with leading advertising agencies including the Saatchi Group and J Walter Thompson, will prove very useful in presenting the Isle of Man’s message to the world. Finally, I wish to become an MHK because I believe I will find it stimulating and personally fulfilling.

Letter to constituents (2015)
Manifesto (2015)