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Six candidates declare for LegCo contest


Six candidates will stand for election to the Manx parliament's upper house the Legislative Council next month.

The names were released shortly after nominations closed at 4.30pm today (27 Feb). 

The list includes one sitting member of the Council, three serving MHKs and two from outside Tynwald, both members of the Island's legal profession.  

The Keys candidates are Glenfaba MHK David Anderson, David Cretney, South Douglas and North Douglas member Bill Henderson.

MLC Phil Braidwood will defend his seat on the Council.

Advocate Paul Beckett and lawyer Christopher Kinley will also contest the election. 

Legislative Council members are chosen by MHKs and the ballot for the four vacant seats will be held at a special sitting of the House of Keys on Monday 16 March.

LegCo members retire by rotation after four years service, three current MLCs announced last week they would not stand again.


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