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LVP backs candidate after court appearance

The Liberal Vannin Party says it's standing by Nigel Dobson, its candidate in Garff in tomorrow's general election, after his court appearance this morning (Wednesday).

Mr Dobson, one of the founder members of the LVP, appeared before magistrates accused of making a false statement on his nomination paper.

He didn't enter a plea and the case was adjourned at the request of his advocate.

In a statement, issued by the party's campaign manager Dick Horsnell after today's hearing, the LVP confirmed Mr Dobson had appeared in court.

It said: 'The Party feels that it should rely on the Isle of Man justice system for its judgment and will respect whatever decision is made.

'In the meantime it does do not wish to deny the voters in the constituency of Garff the opportunity to vote for Liberal Vannin.

Mr Dobson will appear in court again on October 12.

The 58-year-old is one of two candidates in Garff, the other being Steve Rodan.

Later today, the returning officer for Garff issued a media statement, confirming the election in the constituency was going ahead.

Polling stations in all 15 constituencies open at 8am on Thursday (September 29) and close at 8pm.

Manx Radio's election results programme, presented by Roger Watterson and Beth Espey, starts at 6.15pm.

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