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Candidate slams 'bloated government overheads'

A borough councillor has formally declared his intention to stand in East Douglas in the House of Keys general election in September.

Forty-two-year old Richard Kissack runs a recruitment agency in the town with his wife, and was elected unopposed to the council in 2008.

Mr Kissack says if public finances suffer because of another cut in the Island's VAT share, money can be saved by looking at what he calls the 'overgrown and bloated overheads of goverment'.

Mr Kissack lists a Freedom of Information act, ending the BBC licence fee and preventing state interference in people's lives among his priorites.

He describes the service levels of some staff in the police, social security and at the NSC as 'shocking'.

Sitting members Chris Robertshaw and Brenda Cannell, and challenger Geraldine O'Neill, are also chasing the two Keys seats in East Douglas.

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