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#1 Declan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

Constituency Details - Garff

So far the only declared candidate is the incumbent House of Keys Speaker

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2006 Election


Candidates Declared

Steve Rodan MHK

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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.
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#2 b4mbi

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:59 AM

Anyone contending against Rodan this time round?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:30 PM

Anyone contending against Rodan this time round?


I wish someone would - he ignored a letter I sent to him!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:34 PM

Although I happen to think he's about the best of our MHKs - and ought to be seriously considered for the CM's job - I firmly believe that someone ought to stand against him, even if its simply to register the number who are in some way dissatisfied with him. In the interests of democracy, there ought to be a contest.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

Agree Terse, but what would be the point?

As far as I can tell, Rodan is popular and as you say, one of our best MHK's, an experienced politician with good contacts in UK political circles (?)


IIRC wasn't he instrumental in securing the UK's about face on the reciprocal health agreement, long after other MHK's had accepted as fact it was ending?


No-one would stand against him because they know they couldn't win, and why waste your money? What's average cost of standing for election now-a-days? 5k?

#6 Theodolite

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:58 AM

Anyone contending against Rodan this time round?


I wish someone would - he ignored a letter I sent to him!

Ditto . . .



There comes a time when a politician's seat can be too safe. Ignoring letters is a sure sign.

Edited by Theo, 03 July 2011 - 09:18 AM.


#7 Snowflake

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:57 PM

The only 'safe seat' this September will be the one with a lock on it's door.

Edited by Snowflake, 30 June 2011 - 04:58 PM.


#8 EORH

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

Anyone contending against Rodan this time round?

On MR this morning,the Liverpool Arms Landlord is standing on behalf of Liberal Vannin.

#9 Declan

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:19 AM

Didn't he stand last time?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:04 PM

That can only be described as 'opportunism.' He was well aware - and has stated - that he'd have no chance of competing against Rodan; so much so that he was (allegedly) seriously considering having a go in Onchan.
Now, if Steve makes President of Tynwald, it opens the door for 'Dobbo' to walk right in. I can only hope that someone else will declare to run against him.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

That can only be described as 'opportunism.' He was well aware - and has stated - that he'd have no chance of competing against Rodan; so much so that he was (allegedly) seriously considering having a go in Onchan.
Now, if Steve makes President of Tynwald, it opens the door for 'Dobbo' to walk right in. I can only hope that someone else will declare to run against him.


Put up or shut up.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:26 PM

That can only be described as 'opportunism.' He was well aware - and has stated - that he'd have no chance of competing against Rodan; so much so that he was (allegedly) seriously considering having a go in Onchan.
Now, if Steve makes President of Tynwald, it opens the door for 'Dobbo' to walk right in. I can only hope that someone else will declare to run against him.


Put up or shut up.

That's not very nice, Mr Dobson! :lol:

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:39 PM

If Dobson was Manx I'd vote for him - I'd rather the idiots in the Keys were home-grown ones rather than English.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

If Dobson was Manx I'd vote for him - I'd rather the idiots in the Keys were home-grown ones rather than English.

Well the incumbent isn't Manx or English. Rodan considered CM material. Surely CM should be MANX.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

If Dobson was Manx I'd vote for him - I'd rather the idiots in the Keys were home-grown ones rather than English.

Well the incumbent isn't Manx or English. Rodan considered CM material. Surely CM should be MANX.


I don't care whether they're Manx, English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French, German or Martian. What I'm bothered about is the quality of the person, not their nationality.




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