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KeithFitton

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  1. The organisation I work for is strictly politically neutral, they neither endorsed or opposed my candidacy. Once I return to work on Monday, I return to being more circumspect in what I say publicly so that people don't attribute my comments to those of the organisation. I have raised both Safeguarding alerts & a formal complaint in the last 12 months where it impacted upon the people who we support, but clearly, that is not for discussion on here. 'Circumspect' is not silent, simply not public. As I'm unlikely to stand again, this will probably be my last post from this account. I'm g
  2. As mentioned elsewhere, in the 2015 by-election, we knocked on almost every voter's door. This time because I was so late declaring, I put out a newsletter then followed it up with the manifesto. Both encouraged people to get in touch with me directly if they wanted to know more about me, because I couldn't possibly get around everyone this time. Quite a few people did so but obviously, not enough. The number of people voting for Kate & Bill was much bigger than I'd expected and Bill also led the way in plump votes, which was his declared tactic, encouraging people to vote just for him.
  3. It's a 'full choice' in as much as you could vote for the two incumbents, two challengers or one of each. With only one challenger, you had to vote for one of the incumbents if you wanted to use both of your votes. The quality & diversity of the candidates is a different matter and is of course, subjective. In terms of door knocking, during the by-election in 2015, we knocked on almost every house with a registered voter, including all of Harcroft Meadow, over a five week period. This time, I had less than two weeks to get out & about, as well as write a manifesto, stuff envelopes
  4. I'm saddened that the turnout in Douglas South was the lowest of all constituencies. I originally decided to stand to ensure the electorate had a full choice of candidates but it looks like the majority of people in Douglas South either didn't care enough to turn out or simply didn't believe there were candidates worthy of their vote? Either way, at such an important time for the future of the IoM, it's a shame that 60% of the voters chose not to bother. Fair play to the two people who took the time to go to the polling station and write 'none of the above' on their paper, to at least register
  5. I'm sorry I didn't get to call on you (unless we met today). Unfortunately, as I explained in the newsletter, I decided to declare so late on, that I simply had no time to get around more than about a fifth of the voters. I did have quite a few people who took me up on the offer in the news letter & manifesto, that I would visit them, if they got in touch with me. I've also tried to get out & knock on doors too. Had a good day today on Hampton Farm & Pulrose, while my helpers delivered 'please vote tomorrow' cards elsewhere. Shattered now though! Even if you choose not to v
  6. Had an interesting requisition meeting last night. Probably 80 to 90 people in attendance, with a broad age range and varied interests. Subjects from tax & spend, Nobles & health care, education & class sizes through to more contentious cannabis & abortion. Almost no questions were of a constituency level, everyone was concerned about national issues. Hopefully people went away with a better understanding of the candidates, although unfortunately Kate was unable to attend having had to leave the Island for "urgent family matters". If anyone from Douglas South still wants to
  7. I'm an atheist. I believe in separation of church & state. I don't believe the Bishop should have a seat on LC. However, if elected, I believe we'll have more important things to worry about than the Bishop's position. I'm not an anti-theist. If people get personal well-being through their faith, then I'm pleased for them. But it shouldn't be used to influence legislation or to control others.
  8. That is certainly my position at the moment. I'm still working full time before having two weeks 'off', during which I can start knocking on doors. In the by-election last year, either I or one of my team, knocked on almost every voter's home in the constituency. But that took a few weeks to do. I have no chance of repeating that in just two weeks and with a smaller team. With this in mind, I'm sending out a newsletter to introduce myself, explaining why I was late declaring. I will invite anyone who wants to meet me, to get in touch. That way I will [hopefully] get to meet the people who want
  9. Because of my late decision to stand, it isn't going to be possible to get out to many people by knocking on doors. I'm actually still working next week, then only taking a couple of weeks off before the election. However, if anyone who lives in Douglas South would like to contact me, I'll be happy to arrange to visit you at a convenient time. I've had a couple of people text me to arrange a visit so if you'd like to wait a few days, so as to protect your Manx Forums identity, then email me keith.fitton@manx.net, phone/text 235043 or contact via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DouglasSou
  10. Because of my late decision to stand, it isn't going to be possible to get out to many people by knocking on doors. I'm actually still working next week, then only taking a couple of weeks off before the election. However, if anyone who lives in Douglas South would like to contact me, I'll be happy to arrange to visit you at a convenient time. I've had a couple of people text me to arrange a visit so if you'd like to wait a few days, so as to protect your Manx Forums identity, then email me keith.fitton@manx.net, phone/text 235043 or contact via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DouglasSou
  11. If there's someone funding the party, they should let my bank balance know, because Maire & I have funded our own campaign. Second Wednesday of the month. 7:30pm South Douglas Old Friend's Association on Finch Road. All welcome. Well, almost all...
  12. Worst thing I've ever done? Misspelling Mr Moulton's surname (sorry Paul). Have I ever read Isaiah Berlin's work on positive and negative liberty? No. Is it worth it? "another vote chaser pops up offering what people want to hear". Am I vote chaser? Of course I am! I'm a candidate in a bye-election and the polls open on Thursday. I've spent the last three and half weeks knocking on doors, chasing votes that way, this is another form of canvasing. Will I tell people what they want to hear? No, I'll tell them what I believe and where I don't know stuff, I'll listen but I won't be saying
  13. My campaign is clearly so boring that it isn't even worth commenting upon as being boring enough? I'm not wanting to hijack the Amy thread but having been one of the lurkers on the forum for a while, I thought it might be worth contributing. I've got my tin hat ready... I set up a 'campaign' Facebook page, where I have posted a few thoughts rather than the 'personal page': https://www.facebook.com/DouglasSouth2015 And my video interview with Paul Maulton will give people a bit of an idea me. http://manx.net/tv/mt-tv/watch/71888/douglas-south-keith-fitton I'm happy to answer qu
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