On Air Alex in The Afternoon Alex Brindley | 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Douglas Council by-election nominations close

Two seats could spark election

We'll soon know whether voters in the capital will have to go to the polls to replace two councillors.

Deadlines for nominations to stand for Douglas Council closed today.

There are two vacant seats - one in Murrays Ward and one in Victoria Ward.

The Murrays Ward seat was left empty when Bill Malarkey was elected to the House of Keys.

Meanwhile, Victoria Ward member Jon Joughin was forced to stand down after it was discovered he was no longer on the Island's voters list.

If an election is needed, will take place on Thursday, September 10.

More from Isle of Man News