The six who want to be an MHK in September’s by-elections

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Nominations have closed for the two Keys by-elections that will be taking place next month.

No surprise new candidates have come forward.

In Peel, there will be a four-way fight.

Leslie Hanson, Penelope Hardman, Raymond Harmer and David Pownall will fight for the seat.

In Peel, the successful candidate will replace Tim Crookall, who has been elected to Legislative Council.

Dentist Mr Hanson came just 31 votes behind Tim Crookall in the 2011 general election.

Mr Harmer, a marketing product manager, is the current chairman of Peel Commissioners and came third in the 2011 election, while Mrs Hardman, a civil servant, is a former commissioner in the town and will be standing on a Liberal Vannin ticket.

Mr Pownall, a Manx National Heritage site supervisor, has tried to become an MHK in the past. He stood in Castletown in 2011.

Glenfaba will be a two-way fight.

The seat became vacant when David Anderson was elected to Legislative Council.

The by-election will be fought by Geoffrey Boot and David Talbot.

Mr Boot, a company director, stood in 2011 and came within 92 votes of unseating Mr Anderson.

Mr Talbot, a company secretary and chairman of the Manx Credit Union, stood in Michael in 2011, when he came second.

The election take place on September 10.

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