• Three candidates came forward in the Garff Wards of Maughold and Laxey. This is the required number and as a consequence there will be no contested elections for Maughold or Laxey residents in these two Wards. The candidates elected in Maughold Ward are: Marinda Fargher, Stan Ryzak, James Smith. The Candidates elected in Laxey Ward […]

  • Four candidates have come forward for three seats in Lonan Ward. This means that if you are a resident of Lonan there will be a poll on July 22nd 2021. Alphabetically, the Four Candidates are Mrs Mel Christian, Mr Stuart Clague, Mr Tim Kenyon, and Mr Andrew Moore. The Commissioners will be publishing candidates manifestoes. […]

  • Local Authority General Elections normally take place every 4 years, however due to Covid the 2020 elections were delayed until 2021. General information about local authorities and elections can be found on the Isle of Man Government Website using this link.  The site includes details of the relevant legislation, guidance for candidates and links to information about local […]

  • A call to all! Why not stand as a candidate in the Local Authority Elections taking place in April this year? The opportunity to represent your local community as an elected Commissioner is both a huge privilege and a great responsibility. Good democratic decision-making needs local politicians who reflect the range of experiences, insights, connections […]

  • Following attendance by the Returning Officer on 17th January 2019, seven nominations papers were received and two notices were delivered from candidates requesting withdrawal.   Therefore, Five candidates will contest the Election on Thursday 7th February 2019.  Please find Link to Notice of Nominated Candidates below: https://www.garff.im/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nominee-notice-Withdrawals-objects-17.01.pdf

  • Following the recent By-election we are pleased to announce that Mr James Smith of Dreeemskerry, Maughold, has been elected uncontested to serve on the Board of Garff Parish District Commissioners. 12. Notice to Press with result – Maughold Ward

  • LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986 GARFF PARISH DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION (CASUAL VACANCY) Notice is hereby given that a election of ONE member of the Garff Parish District Commissioners for MAUGHOLD WARD, will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018. Forms of nomination may be obtained from the undersigned at the Commissioners’ Office, 35 New […]

  • Read here about Sophia Jane Craine-Goulden who was born in Lonan, and was also the mother of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. Sophia was probably a miner’s daughter and most definitely a passionate feminist. Like most things Manx she was clearly very influential.