Ayre

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Sheading of Ayre

(Manx: Inver Ayre)[1] is one of six sheadings in the Isle of Man and consists of the parishes of Andreas, Bride and Lezayre.

The derivation of the word ayre is from Old Norse"eyrr", meaning a shingle beach. It refers to a storm beach forming a narrow spit of shingle or sand cutting across the landward and seaward ends of a shallow bay. This may partly cut off a sheltered stretch of water from the sea to form a shallow freshwater loch.[2] This word is still in use for the particular landform in the Northern Isles of Scotland.

MHKs and elections[edit]

This information is incomplete.

Year Election Turnout Candidates
1903 General Election  ?
1913 General Election

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1919 General Election

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1924 General Election  ?
  • Richard Cain, elected
  • John Crellin, elected
  • Daniel Joughin Teare CP JP, elected
  •  ?
1929 General Election  ?
1934 General Election  ?
  • Ewan Farrant, elected
  • Arthur James Cottier, elected
  • Daniel Joughin Teare CP JP, elected
  •  ?
1962 General Election  ?
1966 General Election
  • ?
  • Robert Kerruish, elected

?

1976 General Election
Called following the elevation to the LegCo of Percy Radcliffe.
1980 By-Election

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1981 General Election

?

  • John Norman Radcliffe, elected
  • Clare Christian, elected
  • David Cannan
Ayre becomes a 1-seat constituency, previously having had 2 seats.
Norman Radcliffe elevated to LegCo in 1985.
1986 General Election 80.8%
  • Edgar Quine (831 votes, elected)
  • Clare Christian (765 votes)
  • A Robertson (109 votes)
1991 General Election
  • Edgar Quine, elected unopposed
1996 General Election 72.9%
  • Edgar Quine (1246 votes, elected)
  • Eva Bradley (167 votes)
2001 General Election 59.4%
  • Edgar Quine, 1038 votes, elected
  • Thurston Arrowsmith, 202 votes
Called following the resignation of Edgar Quine.
2004

By-Election

59.4%

  • Eddie Teare, 733 votes, elected
  • John Crellin, 542 votes
  • Hazel Bradley, 283 votes
2006

General Election

  • Eddie Teare, elected unopposed
2011

General Election

67.0%

  • Eddie Teare, 1060 votes, elected
  • Andrew Newington-Bridges, 429 votes
  • Pat Ayres, 134 votes

In 2016 the constituency was abolished.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Voes, Ayres and Beaches" Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 12 October 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°19′37″N 4°26′38″W / 54.327°N 4.444°W / 54.327; -4.444