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Quirkio had his chance in the Keys but he ran away and proved useless when the going got tough. He bent the knee to Manx Gas instead of standing up for the consumers and the electorate. Voters won't f

I thought it looked more like a Daily Mail picture of someone who had received an inaccurate bus timetable through the post. 

looks like a football hooligan with an asbo

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It was actually surprisingly close:

ONCHAN COMMISSIONERS BY-ELECTION RESULT

Kim Corlett (Independent) - 842 votes

David Quirk (Independent) - 901 votes

Turnout: 25%

DAVID QUIRK HAS BEEN ELECTED TO SERVE ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

The Grannyfarmer General is obviously losing his touch.  But he's still keepin his cheerfulness:

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(Whoever is doing the victory photos for Manx Radio is clearly on a roll).

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25% turnout - another big win for democracy. Sigh.

I agree with Roger too - surprisingly close given that a man with a PhD in granny-farming was up against a rookie.

So Derek, if you’re confident he’ll be back in Keys next year who will he unseat, Callister or Edge? Both are fundamentally useless so it could be either.

 

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10 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

It was actually surprisingly close:

ONCHAN COMMISSIONERS BY-ELECTION RESULT

Kim Corlett (Independent) - 842 votes

David Quirk (Independent) - 901 votes

Turnout: 25%

DAVID QUIRK HAS BEEN ELECTED TO SERVE ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

The Grannyfarmer General is obviously losing his touch.  But he's still keepin his cheerfulness:

image.png.f39fa8181cb4bf4694464151e73cfab9.png

(Whoever is doing the victory photos for Manx Radio is clearly on a roll).

looks like a football hooligan with an asbo

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3 minutes ago, WTF said:

looks like a football hooligan with an asbo

HaHaHa.

Quirky for his faults and like most of the MHKs has many, he does care about his constituency. Unfortunately there are many people being seduced by Facebook warriors and agitators, stirring malcontent. 

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

He will be an MHK again this time next year so it will be short lived.

For someone who's stood in every election he could in Onchan since Godric Crovan were a lad, he's not always been that successful.  He's only won two out of the seven times he stood for the Keys and lost last time even though he was the only Onchan MHK standing again. 

I can't see him beating Callister in a battle of the grannyfarmers.  Edge may be more vulnerable without the support she had from Karran last time[1], though I get the impression she's fairly active in the constituency and if her health worries are behind her now and she does stand she may be hard for him to beat.

 

[1]  Given how elastic Lib Van's principles seem to be it's amazing how many MHKs they manage to lose.

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There could be many more contenders come the election.   The turnout was not bad considering it was for a commissioner better than Derby ward in Douglas.    Often these commissioners get in unopposed there is not a great degree of interest in local elections.   The apathy amongst the young is a great shame there have been some younger commissioners in these past few years but they did not last the course, whispers of bullying......allegedly. There is one thing for sure they won’t bully Quirky and like him or not he does a great job with the football club and the pensioners club, more than all the other lot do combined.   Well done David.

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