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No date set yet for Douglas South by-election

Call for democratic deficit to be addressed

No date has been set for the Douglas South by-election which was due to take place in March before being put on hold under lockdown.

It's understood the Cabinet Office is working on a proposed timetable, but an announcement won't be made until the Lieutenant Governor triggers the process. 

There's been a democratic deficit in the constituency, with only Kate Costain representing the two-seat constituency since the passing of Bill Malarkey in February.

A fellow Douglas MHK, Chris Thomas, says it's high time the contest was called:    

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