Pre-election meetings to take place around the Island

cPre-election meetings to take place around the Island 


The Isle of Man Government is organising and funding a new system of public meetings ahead of this year’s House of Keys General Election.
 
The intention is to ensure that all electors have an opportunity to hear from their candidates before going to the polls on Thursday 23 September.
 
Venues have been booked and the details are being publicised well in advance to encourage greater public attendance and to strengthen interest in the political process.
 
Each of the Island’s parishes, plus the four Douglas constituencies and the towns of Castletown, Peel and Ramsey will host a pre-election meeting.
 
The events, which will take place in early to mid-September, are an important part of how electors can find out more about their candidates and what they stand for.
 
People can also read election manifestos, keep up to date with election coverage in the local media, follow candidates on social media and ask questions when candidates call at their home.
 
The Government-funded election meetings will take place from 7pm to 9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm and seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
 
The chairperson will invite questions from the audience and moderate the debate among the candidates.
 
The list of meetings is set out below and may be subject to change.
 
The new approach will not prevent further meetings being requested by electors via a signed petition submitted to their Captain of the Parish. Similarly, candidates can still arrange their own meetings and log any costs as an election expense.
 
Arbory, Castletown & Malew
Thursday 2 September – Arbory Primary School
Tuesday 7 September – Castletown Community Hall
Wednesday 15 September – Ballasalla Primary School
 
Ayre & Michael
Wednesday 1 September – Andreas Primary School
Tuesday 7 September – Jurby Primary School
Thursday 9 September – Ballaugh Parish Hall
Monday 13 September – Sulby Primary School
Thursday 16 September – Michael Primary School
Monday 20 September – Bride Methodist Church Hall
 
Douglas Central
Tuesday 14 September – St Ninian’s High School
 
Douglas East
Tuesday 14 September – Manx Museum Lecture Theatre
 
Douglas North
Thursday 16 September – Willaston Primary School
 
Douglas South
Thursday 16 September – Anagh Coar Primary School
 
Garff
Thursday 2 September – Dhoon Primary School
Wednesday 8 September – Laxey Primary School
Tuesday 14 September – Onchan Primary School
 
Glenfaba & Peel
Monday 6 September – St John’s Primary School
Thursday 9 September – Foxdale Primary School
Wednesday 15 September – QEII High School
 
Middle
Wednesday 1 September – Marown Primary School
Monday 6 September – Braddan Primary School
Monday 13 September – Comis Hotel
 
Onchan
Wednesday 8 September – Bemahague School
 
Ramsey
Thursday 9 September – Bunscoill Rhumsaa
 
Rushen
Monday 13 September – Rushen Primary School
The Isle of Man Government is organising and funding a new system of public meetings ahead of this year’s House of Keys General Election. The intention is to ensure that all electors have an opportunity to hear from their candidates before going to the polls on Thursday 23 September.

 Venues have been booked and the details are being publicised well in advance to encourage greater public attendance and to strengthen interest in the political process. Each of the Island’s parishes, plus the four Douglas constituencies and the towns of Castletown, Peel and Ramsey will host a pre-election meeting. 

The events, which will take place in early to mid-September, are an important part of how electors can find out more about their candidates and what they stand for. People can also read election manifestos, keep up to date with election coverage in the local media, follow candidates on social media and ask questions when candidates call at their home. 

The Government-funded election meetings will take place from 7pm to 9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm and seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The chairperson will invite questions from the audience and moderate the debate among the candidates. 

The list of meetings is set out below and may be subject to change. The new approach will not prevent further meetings being requested by electors via a signed petition submitted to their Captain of the Parish. Similarly, candidates can still arrange their own meetings and log any costs as an election expense. 

Arbory, Castletown & Malew
Thursday 2 September – Arbory Primary SchoolTuesday 7 September – Castletown Community HallWednesday 15 September – Ballasalla Primary School 
Ayre & Michael
Wednesday 1 September – Andreas Primary SchoolTuesday 7 September – Jurby Primary SchoolThursday 9 September – Ballaugh Parish HallMonday 13 September – Sulby Primary SchoolThursday 16 September – Michael Primary SchoolMonday 20 September – Bride Methodist Church Hall 
Douglas Central
Tuesday 14 September – St Ninian’s High School 
Douglas East
Tuesday 14 September – Manx Museum Lecture Theatre
Douglas North
Thursday 16 September – Willaston Primary School 
Douglas South
Thursday 16 September – Anagh Coar Primary School 
Garff
Thursday 2 September – Dhoon Primary SchoolWednesday 8 September – Laxey Primary SchoolTuesday 14 September – Onchan Primary School Glenfaba & Peel
Monday 6 September – St John’s Primary SchoolThursday 9 September – Foxdale Primary SchoolWednesday 15 September – QEII High School Middle
Wednesday 1 September – Marown Primary SchoolMonday 6 September – Braddan Primary SchoolMonday 13 September – Comis Hotel Onchan
Wednesday 8 September – Bemahague School
 Ramsey
Thursday 9 September – Bunscoill Rhumsaa RushenMonday 13 September – Rushen Primary School
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