Historic election takes female representation in the House of Keys to ten

After a night of high drama in the House of Keys general election ten women were elected into office – the highest number on record.

The public registered their dissatisfaction with the performance of the last administration by removing four former ministers – Graham Cregeen, Tim Baker, Ray Harmer and Geoffrey Boot.

The new Keys is:

Middle: Jane Poole Wilson, Stu Peters.

Ramsey: Lawrie Hooper, Dr. Alex Allinson.

Arbory Castletown and Malew: Jason Moorhouse, Tim Glover.

Ayre and Michael: Alfred Cannan, Tim Johnston.

Douglas Central: Ann Corlett, Chris Thomas.

Douglas East: Joney Faragher, Claire Barber.

Douglas South: Sarah Maltby, Clair Christian.

Douglas North: David Ashford, John Wannenburgh

Garff: Daphne Caine, Andrew Smith.

Onchan: Rob Callister, Julie Edge.

Rushen: Juan Watterson, Dr Michelle Hayward.

The history making night got off to a dramatic start with two women topping the poll in South Douglas where Manx Labour party member Sarah Maltby topped the poll by just two votes from Claire Christian.

The changes mean there are also now two vacancies in the Legislative Council, after Jane Poole-Wilson and Kate Lord-Brennan won seats in the House of Keys.