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Douglas South MHK to serve in two gov't departments

Claire Christian will be in education and infrastructure

Newly-elected Douglas South MHK Claire Christian is set to serve as political member in two government departments.

Starting with immediate effect, Mrs Christian will work with both the Department of Education, Sport, and Culture, and the Department of Infrastructure.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle made the announcement this morning, saying:

"Introducing a fresh perspective should always be regarded as a positive move, and I anticipate Mrs Christian will play a full and active role."

Meanwhile, the two newest members of the Island's parliament will be sworn in next month.

Claire Christian and Paul Quine will formally join the House of Keys ahead of its first sitting since July.

The ceremony on 13 October will be followed by a sitting, which will be open for the public to attend.

The pair topped the poll in the Douglas South by-election last month.

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