Glenfaba

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Coordinates: 54°12′47″N 4°39′36″W / 54.213°N 4.660°W / 54.213; -4.660

Sheading of Glenfaba

Glenfaba (/ɡlɛnˈfbə/ glen-FAY-bə; Manx: Glion Faba) is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.

It is located on the west of the island (part of the traditional North Side division) and consists of the two historic parishes of German and Patrick. Historically, from 1796 until some time in the twentieth century[year needed] it also included the parish of Marown.[1][2]

Administratively, the sheading of Glenfaba also includes the town of Peel.

Other settlements in the sheading include St John's in the parish of German (home of the Tynwald Day ceremony), and Dalby, Foxdale, Glen Maye and Niarbyl (all in the parish of Patrick).

Etymology[edit]

The first mention of Glenfaba may be in a bull of Pope Gregory IX in 1231. The origin of the name is not known, but may be connected with that of the river Neb.[3]

MHKs and elections[edit]

Until 2016, Glenfaba was also a House of Keys constituency, electing one MHK. From 2016 it is part of the Glenfaba & Peel constituency.

Year Election Turnout Candidates
Information on unsuccessful candidates not generally available
This table is materially incomplete
1867

General Election

1892 General Election
  • John Quayle (elected)
1892

By-Election

Death of John Joughin
1901

By-Election

1903

General Election

  • William Quayle (elected unopposed)
  • Peter Cadman (elected unopposed)
  • William Kitto (elected unopposed)
1908

General Election

1916

By-Election

1917

By-Election

1919

General Election

  • Frank Dagleish (elected)
  • Edward Callister (elected)
1924

By-Election

1924

General Election

1929

By-Election

1929

General Election

  • Frank Dagleish (elected)
  • Robert Kneen (elected)
  • William Philip Clucas (elected)
By-election called due to the death of William Philip Clucas.
1933

By-Election

1934

General Election

  • James Clinton (elected)
  • Robert Kneen (elected)
The status of the following is unclear
1908

General Election

?

1946

General Election

1951

General Election

  • Ffinlo Corkhill (elected)
1956

General Election

  • Ffinlo Corkhill (elected)
1962

General Election

1966

General Election

1971

General Election

  • Ian Anderson (elected)
1976

General Election

?

1981

General Election

?

  • Ian Anderson (elected)
  • Walter Gilbey (? not elected)
Called following the elevation of Ian Anderson to the Legislative Council.
1982

By Election

  • Walter Gilbey (elected)
1986

General Election

  • Walter Gilbey (elected unopposed)
1991

General Election

75.1%

  • Walter Gilbey (625 votes, elected)
  • Robert Quayle (485 votes)
  • G Joughin (111 votes)
1996

General Election

63.4%

  • Walter Gilbey (743 votes, elected)
  • Toni Collister (312 votes)
2001

General Election

71.1%

  • David Anderson, 697 votes, elected
  • Walter Gilbey, 374 votes
  • Alan Kermode, 205 votes
2006

General Election

  • David Anderson, 760 votes, elected
  • Geoffrey Boot, 529 votes

In 2016 the constituency was abolished.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Common Law Courts Act 1796 (AN ACT for the better Regulation of the Court of Common Law.)" (PDF). Isle of Man Government On-line Legislation. Isle of Man Government. 1796. p. 5. Retrieved 9 April 2019. Island divided into Districts, etc
  2. ^ Broderick, George (2000). Placenames of the Isle of Man. Volume Five. Sheading of Middle (Kirk Braddan, Kirk Marown, and Kirk Santan). Tübingen: Niemeyer. p. xli. ISBN 3484401338.
  3. ^ Kneen, J.J. (1925). The place-names of the Isle of Man with their origin and history. Douglas: Yn Çheshaght Ghailckagh.

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