Only one candidate for each vacant seat in commissioners

Pat Ayres is set to be a commissioner in Ramsey

Pat Ayres is set to be a commissioner in Ramsey

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There will be no contests to fight for the two vacant positions in Ramsey Commissioners.

Only one nomination for each ward had been received in time to meet the deadline today at 5pm.

Two members were forced out in the current debacle about the electoral roll.

Click here to read our story about that.

One nomination has been received for the vacancy to represent south ward and one momination has been received to represent north ward.

In the south ward, the new commissioner will be businessman and Liberal Vannin member Pat Ayres, who lives in Brookfield Crescent, Ramsey.

In the north ward, former security officer Christopher Mayers, of Balleigh Court, Clifton Drive, Ramsey, will be automatically elected.

The returning officer will attend at the Town Hall, Ramsey, at 2pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to decide on the validity of the nomination paper and any written objections.

Subject to Mr Ayres and Mr Mayers allowing their nomination to stand and the returning officer being satisfied as to its validity and any objections, the returning officer will declare Mr Ayres and Mr Mayers elected for the period ending April 30, 2016.

Tomorrow’s Isle of Man Examiner reveals that two commissioners in another part of the island have not quit their posts in spite of not being on the electoral roll.

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