AS a Ballaugh resident for the last 15 years, I think David Cannan has done a fine job not only for Ballaugh residents but for the island as a whole.
He has been a proponent of openness and accountability in government and has never been shy to ask the awkward questions that everyone would like to have answered.
But he has always done so in a respectful, logical and professional way.
If he has at times been at odds with those in power, it has only been in pursuit of the greater good. All the island will miss his public service.