Chance to question candidates

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A REQUISITION meeting to give Glenfaba voters a chance to put questions to candidates in the general election will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 8pm at St James’s Church Hall, Dalby.

Captain of the Parish Pat Costain said she hoped for a good turn-out.

‘It is a number of years since we’ve had a requisition meeting in the parish,’ she said.

Three candidates have come forward for the single seat in Glenfaba. They are:

l David Anderson, 56, of Ballamoar, Patrick, has been MHK for Glenfaba since 2001 following a career in farming. He was minister for education and then transport before his appointment as minister for health last year. He is married to Jane and they have two children.

l Businessman and aviation enthusiast Geoffrey Boot is making a second attempt to take the Glenfaba seat, having unsuccessfully stood against David Anderson in the 2006 general election. The 57-year-old father of four is married to Suzie and has had a home on the outskirts of St John’s for 26 years. He’s been a parish councillor in Sandgate, Kent.

l Commercial analyst Matthew Wadsworth, from St John’s, is standing as an independent. Mr Wadsworth, 33, studied architecture at Hull University before working in the senior management team at British Gas.

He and wife Joanne returned to the Isle of Man seven years ago, whereupon he took up a role with a blue chip bank.

Together they have a son Alistair and are expecting another child in December.

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