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Councillor announces Keys plans

Monday, August 8th, 2016


Karen Angela will stand in North Douglas

A resident who's announced she's standing in the general election says the Island has 'no choice' but to change with the times.

Karen Angela is a welfare caseworker for veterans' charity SSAFA and a current Douglas councillor - she's hoping to win a seat in the town's North constituency next month.

Mrs Angela says the House of Keys, which currently has just one female member, must achieve a more 'balanced representation' in the future.

She also identifies a 'reluctance to change' among political elites - and warns that such an attitude comes at the cost of social progress.