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Eighth candidate comes forward for Douglas South by-election

Pamela Birnie-Malarkey to stand as independent candidate

An eighth candidate has declared their intention to stand in next month's Douglas South by-election.

Pamela Birnie-Malarkey will stand as an independent candidate in the vote on 27 August.

Two members will be elected in the ballot following the resignation of Kate Costain last week, and the death of Bill Malarkey earlier this year.

The other candidates to have put their names forward are Ian James Clanton, Marc Clarke, Claire Christian, David Fowler, Michael Josem, Kevin Oliphant-Smith, Lon Pinkerton.