Douglas West (constituency)

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Douglas West was a House of Keys constituency in Douglas, Isle of Man. It elected 2 MHKs.

MHKs & Elections[edit]

Year Election Turnout Candidates Elected
1946

General Election

1951

General Election

  • Sir John Bolton, elected
1956

General Election

1962

General Election

  • James Mylchreest Cain
  • Sir John Bolton, elected
  • Victor Kneale, elected
  • ?
1962

By-Election

?

  • James Mylchreest Cain
Called following the elevation to the LegCo of Sir John Bolton.
1966

General Election

  • Victor Kneale, elected
  • ?
1971

General Election

  • Victor Kneale, elected
  • ?
1976

General Election

?

1981

General Election

?

  • Victor Kneale, elected
  • Betty Hanson, elected
1982

By-Election

?

Called following the elevation to the LegCo of Betty Hanson.
1984

By-Election

?

1986

General Election

72.5%

  • James Cain (945 votes, elected)
  • Victor Kneale SHK (632 votes, elected)
  • CHA Flynn (454 votes)
  • JAS Christian (397 votes)
  • JB Callow (130 votes)
  • RMB Kennett (108 votes)
  • WA Parkinson (54 votes)
1991

General Election

  • James Cain SHK (770 votes, elected)
  • Alex Downie (616 votes, elected)
  • Captain Andrew Douglas (482 votes)
  • CHA Flynn (279 votes)
  • JR Mitchell (164 votes)
  • JB Callow (164 votes)
  • RMB Kennett (98 votes)
  • Rev. G Kenyon (68 votes)
1996

General Election

60.3%

  • John Shimmin (1637 votes, elected)
  • Alex Downie (1515 votes, elected)
  • James Cain SHK (911 votes)
Challenger John Shimmin topped the poll, unseating Speaker Cain.
2001

General Election

52.6%

  • Alex Downie (1528 votes, elected)
  • John Shimmin (1506 votes, elected)
  • Michael Percival (628 votes)
  • Peter Murcott (253 votes)
2005

By-Election

?

Called following the elevation of Alex Downie to the Legislative Council.
2006

General Election

56.8%

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Coordinates: 54°09′37″N 4°29′24″W / 54.16028°N 4.49000°W / 54.16028; -4.49000