Douglas South (2016)

House of Keys general election on September 22, 2016.

Results

About Douglas South (2016)
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man and the main business centre of the Island. It is the modern home the Island’s parliament, which is located in the legislative buildings on Bucks Road. The revised boundaries of the new Douglas South mean the constituency retains the districts of Anagh Coar, Ballaughton and Pulrose. The current representatives for Douglas South in the House of Keys are Kate Beecroft and Bill Malarkey. Mrs Beecroft was first elected at the 2011 general election. Mr Malarkey has served the constituency twice, first between 2006 and 2011, and again since 2015. He was elected the second time at a by election in the constituency triggered by elevation of longstanding MHK for the area David Cretney to the Legislative Council. Mr Cretney represented the constituency for three decades, between 1985 and 2015, before being elected to the upper chamber June 2015.


Kirsty Hemsley from the Crown and External Relations Division outlines the boundary changes for Douglas South

Manx Radio's Election 2016 Constituency Debate featuring the candidates standing in Douglas South - broadcast on Monday, September 12th, 2016, between 6pm and 7pm.


Election 2016 constituency debate for Douglas South: Candidates Kate Beecroft (LibVan), Keith Fitton, David Fowler, and Bill Malarkey, chaired by Beth Espey, on Monday, 12 September, 2016

Number of Registered Electors (2016)
4,495

Number of Seats (2016)
2

Census Information (2016)
The Isle of Man census does not record separate statistics for each of the four House of Keys constituencies in Douglas, but in 2011 the overall population of the capital was recorded as 27,938. According to the Boundary Review Committee’s figures for the constituency, based on the 2011 census, Anagh Coar has a population of 1,203, Ballaughton has 4,103 and Pulrose 1,342, leading to a total resident population of 6,648.

Candidates (2016)

  • Kate Beecroft (2016)

    Status: Seeking re-election (member for former Douglas South constituency in the last House of Keys)

    Standing As: LibVan

  • Keith Fitton (2016)

    Status: Challenger

    Standing As: Independent - not affiliated to any political party

  • David Fowler (2016)

    Status: Challenger

    Standing As: Independent - not affiliated to any political party

  • Bill Malarkey (2016)

    Status: Seeking re-election (member for former Douglas South constituency in the last House of Keys)

    Standing As: Independent - not affiliated to any political party


Returning Officer (2016)

Mr James Brian Quinn
Quinn Legal
30 Ridgeway Street
Douglas
IM1 1EL

Tel: 665522
Fax: 665533
Email: james@quinnlegal.im

Polling Stations (2016): Open 8.00am to 8.00pm

Polling District 1: CDGS1 - Pulrose Methodist Church, Pulrose Road, Pulrose, Douglas

Polling District 2: CDGS2 - Anagh Caor Primary School, Darragh Way, Anagh Coar, Douglas

Polling District 3: CDGS3 - Scoill Vallajeelt, Meadow Crescent, Ballalaughton, Douglas (COUNT)

Count location: Scoill Vallajeelt, Meadow Crescent, Ballalaughton, Douglas

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