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Seven new faces in House of Keys

Four hours after the polls closed in the 2011 general election the shape of the new House of Keys has become clear.

Seven seats have changed hands and three government ministers are out.

They are Martyn Quayle in Middle, Adrian Earnshaw in Onchan and Anne Craine in Ramsey.

Elsewhere, Quintin Gill has lost his seat in Rushen and Bill Malarkey has failed to gain re-election in South Douglas.

On the other side of the coin, Howard Quayle romped home in Middle, pushing his namesake into third place, Leonard Singer made a return to front-line politics, taking the second seat in Ramsey, and Laurence Skelly ousted Quintin Gill in Rushen.

Zac Hall secured a second Liberal Vannin seat in Onchan, where he will serve alongside party leader Peter Karran and David Quirk.

There was further good news for the LVP when Kate Beecroft was elected in South Douglas, behind David Cretney, at the expense of her former Lib Van colleague Bill Malarkey.

In Castletown, former local commissioner Richard Ronan won the seat recently vacated by Tony Brown, the outgoing chief minister, and in Michael Alfie Cannan will continue a family tradition, stepping into his father's shoes.

(Pictured, left to right: The three men who will be serving the people of Rushen for the next five years - new member Laurence Skelly, poll topper Juan Watterson and Phil Gawne). 

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