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LibVan chair to stand for Douglas South

Josem joins growing list of candidates

The chair of Liberal Vannin has added his name to a growing list of candidates for the upcoming Douglas South by-election.

Michael Josem announced he wants to stand this afternoon, in a bid to replace LibVan counterpart, Kate Costain, who resigned from the House of Keys this week.

Two new members will be elected on 27 August, with the by-election delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The constituency's other MHK, Bill Malarkey, passed away in February,

Two others have already declared their intention to stand - Claire Christian and Kevin Oliphant-Smith.

All prospective candidates are asked to submit nomination papers by 29 July.

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