A MLC has announced her intention to stand for the House of Keys in September’s general election.

Kate Lord-Brennan will be contesting a seat in Glenfaba and Peel.

She said: ’The experience of being a member of the Legislative Council and a member of Tynwald has given me a considerable insight into the need for change in a number of areas.

’But it has also taught me - as a resident of Peel - that I could achieve a great deal more for the constituency if I was fortunate enough to be a directly elected member for the constituency of Glenfaba and Peel.’

She added: ’Announcing now gives me more time to listen to more people - building on the conversations I have had over the last few years. I want to speak to as many people as I possibly can in the coming months.’

Manx-born Ms Lord-Brennan was elected to LegCo in 2018 for a five-year term ending on February 28, 2023. Asked when she will stand down as an MLC, she said: ’It’s in no one’s best interests at the moment with a significant amount of legislation going through - there is still a lot of work to be done. I want to be transparent about standing.’

Former Peel MHK Tim Crookall last year stood back for seeking re-election to the Legislative Council, saying he was planning to stand for the constituency in the general election. Government Ministers Ray Harmer and Geoffrey Boot are the sitting MHKs for Peel and Glenfaba.