North Douglas MHK says it's time to face hardships
It was second time lucky for David Ashford in Douglas North on Thursday.
He fought back after losing a by-election in the constituency last year to edge out defending member John Houghton and top the polls.
He'll now work alongside the man who beat him in that by-election - Ralph Peake - in the House of Keys.
Mr Ashford says he's under no illusion as to the difficulties facing the Island: