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Third candidate declares in West Douglas

A third candidate has come forward to contest next month’s House of Keys by-election in Douglas West.

Retired fire officer John Skinner, a Douglas councillor, will contest the one seat vacancy when voters go to the polls on May 23.

He says he sees the role of an MHK as a balance between weighing up local and national issues.

Meanwhile, a fourth candidate has also declared.

Clive Dawson was Aide de Camp and Private Secretary to two Lieutenant Governors in the Island - Major General Sir Laurence New and Air Marshall Sir Laurence Jones.

Before that, he was a British Army Officer.

Financial analyst Chris Thomas and taxi driver Martin Moore are the other two candidates.

Nominations close a week tomorrow - Tuesday, April 23.

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