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Callister achieves political ambition

Friday, September 23rd, 2016


Leap from commissioners to Keys

The new-look House of Keys is taking shape - as results in the 2016 general election are declared.

In Onchan, commissioner Rob Callister has achieved a long-held ambition to be elected MHK.

He topped the poll with 1272 votes, some way ahead of his nearest rival Julie Edge - who doubles her party Lib Van's representation in the Keys.

The result brought an end to David Quirk's ten year political career -he was pushed into fourth place.

A delighted Rob Callister pledged his efforts on behalf of constituents and the Island as whole: