A CANDIDATE in this autumn’s general election has withdrawn from the contest.
Retired union activist James Corrin, who had announced his intention to contest the Onchan seat has now said he will not stand on September 29.
Instead Mr Corrin has urged his supporters to vote instead for the two Liberal Vannin candidates standing in the same constituency.
Mr Corrin thanked everyone who had supported his campaign, adding: ‘There will be those that will ridicule and speculate why I am withdrawing after such a short time which is to be expected, and I can only say it is better to have tried and failed rather than to have never tried at all.’
Candidates standing in Onchan are sitting MHKs David Quirk and Peter Karran (Liberal Vannin), along with hopefuls, Zac Hall, (Liberal Vannin) a pilot with Eastern Airways and Onchan commissioners June Kelly and Brian Stowell.
Onchan is represented by three MHKs. The third sitting member is Adrian Earnshaw, who has yet to announce his plans.