Thank you for visiting Manx Radio's election micro-site, the most comprehensive guide available anywhere to the House of Keys general election on September 29, 2011.

Here you will find all the information you will need to help you decide how to vote, including candidate profiles and recordings of all the station's election related programmes and video interviews on the build up to the big day.

You can also use the site to submit questions to the candidates which, when answered, will appear in the Q&A section.  

Latest News 

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    Could Island benefit from economic changes in Europe?

    The new MHK for Middle believes the current financial upheaval in Europe may offer opportunities to the Isle of Man.

    Howard Quayle won the election with a majority of 362, with Paul Craine second and outgoing Minister for Social Care Martyn Quayle in third place.

    On Mandate today (Friday), Mr Quayle said if the Island was quick on its feet it could capitalise on any changes in the economic situation:

    Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:19:37 GMT

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    Cost cutting is priority for new government

    'Now is the time to follow through with promises'.

    That's the view of returning Malew and Santon MHK Graham Cregeen who held on to his seat in Thursday's general election.

    The constituency was the first to declare a result, at around 9.20pm, and there was a 53 per cent voter turnout.

    Mr Cregeen (pictured) says the new government needs to focus on cutting costs (listen to audio file below):

    The unsuccessful candidates in Malew and Santon were Gareth Kelly and John Hanson.

    Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:03:03 GMT

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    'Collective leadership' key to Island's success

    A leading figure in the finance sector has been looking forward to the election of the Isle of Man's new chief minister.

    Mike Fayle, from accountants KPMG, says it's not just about the man or woman appointed to the top job.

    He says the team around the chief minister is also extremely important.

    Nominations for the top job in Manx politics have to be submitted next Tuesday (October 4), with Ramsey MHK Allan bell the current front runner.

    The new chief minister will be elected by Tynwald a week later, on Tuesday, October 11.

    On Mandate today (Friday), Mr Fayle spoke of the importance of collective leadership (listen to audio file below):

    (Picture: The legislative buildings in Douglas).

    Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:40:01 GMT


Latest Video

Meet the election team

Graham Bell

Graham is Manx Radio's online editor, and is co-ordinating the election coverage at manxradio.com

Alex Brindley

Drive-time programme presenter Alex will be reporting the result from Peel on election night. 

Dave Christian

Dave is Manx Radio's rugby correspondent and a TT and Manx Grand Prix commentator for the station. On election night he will be reporting from the constituency of Michael.



Simon Clarke

Simon will be in Laxey on election night, reporting the result from the single-seat constituency of Garff. He is co-presenter, along with John Kennaugh, of Manx Radio's Countryside programme.

Elizabeth Cubbon

Elizabeth will be reporting the result from Malew and Santon on election night. 

James Davis

As the presenter of the Monday evening Agenda programme, James is one of Manx Radio's front-line political reporters. On election night he will be providing live coverage from Ramsey.  

Beth Espey

Beth is one of Manx Radio's political reporters. She chaired the studio discussion programmes for seven of the 15 constituencies, and will be co-presenting the election night coverage from Broadcasting House.  

Tim Glover

Tim, who is Manx Radio's sports editor, will be in Douglas Town Hall on election night, reporting on the contest in East Douglas.

Charles Guard

Charles, a Manx Radio news editor and presenter of Mandate in the 1980s, will be covering the election in the three-seat constituency of Rushen. 

John Hines

John will be providing live coverage from South Douglas on election night.

John Kennaugh

John is co-presenter, along with Simon Clarke, of Manx Radio's Countryside programme, and on election night he will be reporting from the single-seat constituency of Glenfaba.

Marian Kenny

As Manx Radio's news editor, Marian is responsible for the station's on air coverage of the 2011 election.  

Chris Kinley

Chris presents the Morning Show on Manx Radio, and will have production duties at Broadcasting House on election night.

Judith Ley

Judith will be providing coverage from Ayre on election night. 

John Moss

Mandate and Perspective presenter John Moss will be reporting live from Castletown on election night. 

Catherine Nicoll

Catherine is the producer for Manx Radio's 2011 general election coverage.   

Edward Oldham

Edward will be providing news coverage on election night.

Stuart Peters

Stuart presents the weekday Talking Heads current affairs programme and will be reporting live from the constituency of Onchan on election night.  

Anthony Pugh

Anthony is Manx Radio's managing director, and on election night he will be collating the results from the exit polls which are being carried out by the station.

Jason Roberts

Political reporter and Perspective presenter Jason Roberts will be our man in Middle on election night.  

Marc Tyley

Director of programming and content Marc Tyley has overall responsibility for all Manx Radio's election 2011 coverage, and will be executive producer on election night.  

Dan Walker

Dan will be spending election night in Willaston's Methodist Church Hall, where he will be reporting on events in the constituency of North Douglas.

Roger Watterson

Roger presents Sunday Opinion, one of Manx Radio's main political programmes. He chaired the studio discussion programmes for eight of the 15 constituencies, and will be co-presenting the election night coverage from Broadcasting House.   

Bob Harrison

Bob will be at All Saints Church Hall on election night, with coverage of the contest in West Douglas. 

Ashlea Tracey

Ashlea is responsible for making sure commercials on Manx Radio are brodcast at the right times, and helps Alex Brindley with the Afternoon Show. On election night she will be using her skills in the area of new media. 


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