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#1 Declan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:40 AM

Constituency Details - Rushen

Will all three sitting members are standing again, and challenges from Liberal Vannin's Adrian Tinkler and a well organised campaign from Lawrence Skelly this may be a close contest. Will Phil Gawne's move to the Department of Infrastructure prove costly?


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2006 Election


Candidates Declared

Phil Gawne MHK

Personal Website

Manx Radio Page

Wikipedia Entry

Tynwald CV

@PhilGawne


Juan Watterson MHK

MF User Name: JuanWatterson

Manx Radio Page

Wikipedia Entry

Tynwald CV


Quintin Gill MHK

Manx Radio Page

Wikipedia Entry

Tynwald CV


Laurence Skelly

Personal Website

Manx Radio Page

@laurenceskelly



Adrian Tinkler (Liberal Vannin Party)

Manifesto

Manx Radio Page




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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 groudleho

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

Could a seperate section/folder be created in current affairs for 2011 election stuff and subfolders added for each sheading ? :)

Edited by groudleho, 25 June 2011 - 10:16 AM.


#3 Grianane

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:31 PM

Now that Mr Gawne has gone viral I'm a lot clearer click linkfor the world according to garp gawne

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:01 PM

Gawne's intellect and judgment are in question, as far as I am concerned.

Remember, this is the guy who in protest at..at..something or other, set fire to a house and raised it to the ground.

A house being built by a Manx company, by mainly Manx workers, and being built for a Manx couple.

He was voted in because he was a bit naughty and on the edge, but the fact is he is there for himself and he has nestled in very nicely with the establishment. OK, ok, he can speak Manx gaelic. So what.

Edited by %age, 30 June 2011 - 05:03 PM.


#5 mojomonkey

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:09 PM

Gawne's intellect and judgment are in question, as far as I am concerned.

Remember, this is the guy who in protest at..at..something or other, set fire to a house and raised it to the ground.

A house being built by a Manx company, by mainly Manx workers, and being built for a Manx couple.


I'm by no means a Gawne fan but that was over twenty years ago, I'd like to meet the person who never made a bad decision in the past. Admittedly some decisions can be worse than others.

#6 Shake me up Judy

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:40 PM

It's just a pity that he's not put more of a match under Tynwald while he's been there. His school report would read that 'early promise is unfulfilled and he must try harder if he's to make the grade'. Being able to say 'hello yessir' in Manx is not really a qualification for government.

#7 EORH

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:27 AM

Yes and he spits the dummy out and walks out of meetings.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:19 PM

It's just a pity that he's not put more of a match under Tynwald while he's been there. His school report would read that 'early promise is unfulfilled and he must try harder if he's to make the grade'. Being able to say 'hello yessir' in Manx is not really a qualification for government.



He has been very useful to the Manx government and it's not surprising that he has been givin high office, he has been able to shut
down the nationalist cries as they think their man is in there representing them, whereas in reality he has become a yes man to "the club"
to his own benefit.

#9 Pragmatopian

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

OK, ok, he can speak Manx gaelic. So what.



Quite. I would be more impressed if he could speak Klingon. Would probably be more useful, too.



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Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

OK, ok, he can speak Manx gaelic. So what.



Quite. I would be more impressed if he could speak Klingon. Would probably be more useful, too.


You mean it isn't?. Damn it,I was sure I'd seen Captain Kirk tussling with a dark,wrinkly skinned chap in leather in PSM the other day

#11 EORH

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

Tinkler has pulled the plug as well,what is wrong with these people,put their names forward,then withdraw,surely they are not frightened by all the doom and gloom coming fromgood ole Al are they.

#12 Wake Up Call

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:16 PM

I guess you have to judge the current representatives on what they have actually done for Rushen in their term of office. It seems that Rushen constantly misses out on government investment and you have to question the fact that some of their actions are just headline grabbing gestures.

I don't hear any of them shouting about significant government reform on a national and local level.

Examination of their previous manifestos demonstrate how effective they have been.

It will be interesting to see how these chaps conduct their campaigns with greater scrutiny than ever before.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

Met Juan Watterson again today (last time was at a charity event) he has been knocking on doors around Port Erin asking for any suggestions/improvements, Seemingly without much success I might add, it is a beautiful day, most people are outside enjoying the sun!

He knocked on the door introduced himself and despite seeing/hearing I was of the uneducated type who didn't care much about politics, he persisted and seems a rather normal sort of chap rather the the toffee nosed gits found elsewhere. not expecting a visit I didn't have much to say really as I was just going out......He did leave a card aswell : Vote Watterson

He only had another 4000 properties to visit I think he said!

#14 Wake Up Call

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

Two of the MHKs have deposited an information leaflet. Both are a little bland really and don't have any clues as to what exactly will be in their manifesto. I suppose it will be difficult to write something positive if you can't 'hang your hat' on a particular investment project that has benefited the people of Rushen.

There is very little about 'the elephant in the room' - Government reform - are they scared to mention this?

Any prospective MHK needs to challenge the FACT that other sheadings have had swimming pools and new schools etc in the last five years and Rushen has ended up with a pretty roundabout and a cafe that will probably not be operating past next winter. Add to that the general lack of investment in the area, you have to wonder why Rushen appears to be the 'poor relation' in Tynwald?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:08 PM

Is Ronaldsway in Rushen or Malew / Santon?

If it were in Rushen, then you have had 50 million spent on a nice runway extension. What more do you want?

Go over to Derbyhaven, have a picnic and admire it.

Sheesh!




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