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#1 Declan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:23 AM

Constituency Details - Douglas North

Have Henderson & Houghton's rants over the last year been enough to continue their reign in this constituency?


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2006 Election


Candidates Declared

John Houghton

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Tynwald CV


Bill Henderson

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Tynwald CV


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Note I'll try and keep updating this post with links and information as the thread and the election develops.

#2 Tugger

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

Note to prospective candidates: in order to get my vote you must meet two crucial criteria:

1. not be Houghton

2. not be Henderson.

#3 Amadeus

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:48 AM

Blatant piss-poor electioneering of the lowest order - just as you'd expect:

http://www.energyfm...._medium=twitter

#4 Tweek

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

Note to prospective candidates: in order to get my vote you must meet two crucial criteria:

1. not be Houghton

2. not be Henderson.

I always get confused with them two - which one is Laurel again?

#5 Uhtred

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

The one that isn't Frankenstein's monster.

#6 Terse

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if a serious challenger threw his/her hat into the ring?

How about one of the MLCs who've never faced the electorate?

#7 Theodolite

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:50 AM

Houghton and Henderson are good constituency MHKs and they are not afraid of the establishment. At the last election the two other candidates' votes put together hardly made an impact. The election before that they were unopposed.

Good guys as they are, the next five years the Isle of Man is going to require a lot more than a couple of strong willed back-benchers.

I wonder if Douglas North is going to provide a credible challenger.

#8 Uhtred

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:26 AM

Houghton and Henderson are good constituency MHKs and they are not afraid of the establishment. At the last election the two other candidates' votes put together hardly made an impact. The election before that they were unopposed.

Good guys as they are, the next five years the Isle of Man is going to require a lot more than a couple of strong willed back-benchers.

I wonder if Douglas North is going to provide a credible challenger.


It would appear that it isn't. Which is criminal. One of your "strong willed back benchers" is a violent, racist homophobe and the other is a band-wagon jumping cretin. So sorry,(for example)Nelson Mandela and Lord Coe are "good guys"; the neanderthals of North Douglas are manure.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

Houghton and Henderson are good constituency MHKs and they are not afraid of the establishment. At the last election the two other candidates' votes put together hardly made an impact. The election before that they were unopposed.

Good guys as they are, the next five years the Isle of Man is going to require a lot more than a couple of strong willed back-benchers.

I wonder if Douglas North is going to provide a credible challenger.


It would appear that it isn't. Which is criminal. One of your "strong willed back benchers" is a violent, racist homophobe and the other is a band-wagon jumping cretin. So sorry,(for example)Nelson Mandela and Lord Coe are "good guys"; the neanderthals of North Douglas are manure.


Could you elaborate on that please?

#10 Terse

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:02 PM

If we are to maintain the illusion that we are a democracy then every constituency should, at the very least, have an election. At the moment, the people of North Douglas are being denied the opportunity to vote - and that is wrong. A strong candidate could, I believe, dislodge either Tweedledum or Tweedledee because I'm very aware that there's a large number of people in the area who are far from satisfied with their representatives.

#11 groudleho

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

Blatant piss-poor electioneering of the lowest order - just as you'd expect:

http://www.energyfm...._medium=twitter


"Mr Henderson will present a motion at this month's sitting of Tynwald"


Good on him, I am sure there are a lot of local people who would like to do the same :D

#12 ian rush

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

Note to prospective candidates: in order to get my vote you must meet two crucial criteria:

1. not be Houghton

2. not be Henderson.


From the Independent on Friday 21 january 2011....

Douglas North MHK John Houghton said estate roads ‘were not treated at all’ while constituency colleague Bill Henderson said Governor’s Hill residents were ‘left abandoned for the entire period with only one empty salt bin’.

Speaking in Tynwald on Tuesday, Mr Gawne thanked staff for their work in ‘exceptional circumstances’.

He said: ‘We have had the coldest December on record. We have spread above 5,000 tonnes of rock salt during the course of the last two months. In the course of an average annual spread of rock salt, we would use just over 1,000 tonnes.

‘The men have worked tirelessly to try and keep the main routes open.’

He added: ‘If, in the future, the honourable members for Douglas North are suggesting that we focus all our efforts on their estates so that their constituents can spend their time driving round Willaston and not being able to go anywhere else because the main roads are impassable, then we will consider that.’

Much as I'm no great fan of Phil Gawne, he hit the nails squarely on their thick heads on this one.

#13 Terse

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

Hallelujah! A CANDIDATE!
Don't know anything about him - but at least there'll be an election!

#14 John

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

Theo, is an excellent business man, he runs a couple of hotels in Hutchinson Square.

he is also very active in promoting the Island through the Association of Hoteliers, I remember having a conversation with him a few years ago about some ideas for an intergrated website and the lack of a centralised systems.

If I was a in Douglas North, he would get my vote.

#15 Tweek

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:04 PM

Theo, is an excellent business man

Fleurbaay - did he make his money in toothpaste?




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