Jamie Smith says time is right to 'step up'
A Garff commissioner has declared his intention to stand for the constituency in the House of Keys general election.
Jamie Smith, who was the former chairman of the local authority, says the time is right for him to 'step up' to become a 'full time representative' for residents.
He believes there's a number of 'big local issues' to tackle including a sewerage solution for Laxey Bay, flood protection works and preserving 'unique communities' in Onchan, Lonan and Maughold.
The House of Keys General Election takes place on 23 September.
The other constituents who have declared for Garff are sitting MHK Daphne Caine and Manx Labour Party candidate Gareth Young.
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