House of Keys by election for Glenfaba on September 10, 2015.
About Glenfaba (2015)
Glenfaba extends down the middle section of the west coast of the Isle of Man, bordering Michael to the north and Rushen to the south. It is 'wrapped around' Peel on three sides, and is made up of the parishes of German and Patrick. Glenfaba contains Tynwald Hill, arguably the most important site on the Island, where the Manx parliament has a special open air session once a year, on July 5. The first recorded sitting on the hill at St John's was in 1417, and in 1979 the Manx people celebrated the centenary of what is widely considered to be the oldest parliamentary assembly in the world. David Anderson represented the people of Glenfaba for the past thirteen years, following a family tradition after his father Ian held the position for 16 years, up to 1982. Walter Gilbey was the Glenfaba MHK in the years between the two Andersons. The by election has been triggered by the elevation of David Anderson to the Legislative Council in June this year.
Number of Constituents (2015)
Voters represented around 78.9 per cent of the overall population of the constituency, and the turnout at the 2011 general election was 66.4 per cent.
Number of Seats (2015)
Census Information (20153)
In the most recent Isle of Man census, in 2011, the constituency of Glenfaba had a population of 2,555 of whom 1,024 lived in the parish of German and 1,531 in the parish of Patrick.
Candidates declared (2015)
Standing As: Independent - no political affiliation but Conservative with a small c by inclination
Standing As: Independent - not affiliated to any political party
Returning Officer (2015)
Polling Stations (2015): Open 8.00am to 8.00pm
Polling District 1: German - St Johns Methodist Hall, Main Road, St Johns
Polling District 2: Northeast Patrick - St Paul's Church, Mines Road, Foxdale
Polling District 3: Southwest Patrick, North Patrick - Glen Maye Methodist Church, Glen Maye