Middle (sheading)

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Coordinates: 54°10′37″N 4°33′36″W / 54.17694°N 4.56000°W / 54.17694; -4.56000

Sheading of Middle

Middle (Manx: Medall) is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.

It is located on the east of the island (part of the traditional South Side division) and consists of the four historic parishes of Braddan, Marown, Onchan and Santon. Historically, from 1796 until 1986 Marown was in the sheading of Glenfaba, and before 1796 Onchan was in the sheading of Garff.[1][2]

In addition to the current districts listed above, the sheading of Middle also includes the borough of Douglas, the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man.

Other settlements in the sheading include Port Soderick, Strang, Tromode and Union Mills (all in the parish of Braddan), Braaid, Crosby and Glen Vine (all in the parish of Marown), and Newtown in the parish of Santon.

MHKs & Elections[edit]

It is also a House of Keys constituency. Originally, in the 19th century, the constituency included the whole of the sheading (excluding Douglas), and elected 3 members. In the more recent period up to 2011 it elected one MHK, but the constituency excluded Santan, which was in the Malew & Santon constituency. In 2016 the constituency included Santan, and elected two MHKs.

This information is incomplete.

Year Election Turnout Candidates Elected
1903 General Election Unopposed
1908 General Election Unopposed
1913 General Election ?
1919 General Election ?
1924 General Election ? ?
  • Charles Gill
  • William Frederick Cowell
1929 General Election ? ?
  • Charles Gill
1933 By Election ? ?
1934 General Election ? ?
  • John Cowin
  • Charles Gill
1935 By Election To replace Charles Gill
1948 By Election ? ?
1951 General Election ? ?
1956 General Election ? ?
1958 By Election ? ?
1962 General Election ?
1962 By Election Called following the elevation to the LegCo of Jack Nivison.
  • Harold Cain
1966 General Election ? ?
1971 General Election ? ?
1981 General Election ?
1985 By Election ?
1986 General Election 67.4%
  • Brian Barton (495 votes, elected)
  • CB Hampton (391 votes)
  • PJ Irving (305 votes)
  • A Kelly (112 votes)
1988 By Election ?
  • David North (696 votes, elected)
  • CB Hampton (391 votes)
  • JT Daugherty (63 votes)
1991 General Election 67.6%
  • David North (924 votes, elected)
  • JJ Wood (518 votes)
  • PA Want (159 votes)
  • B Walker (58 votes)
1996 General Election 47.7%
  • David North (842 votes, elected)
  • Gerrard Corfield (519 votes)
2001 [3] General Election 56.85%
  • George Martyn Quayle
2006 [4] General Election 57.7%
  • Kathleen Joan Beecroft (Liberal Vannin)
  • Andrew Charles Richard Jessop
  • George Martyn Quayle
  • George Martyn Quayle
2011 [5] General Election 56.1%
  • Robert Howard Quayle
2016 [6] General Election 52% [7]
  • William Cato Shimmins
  • Robert Howard Quayle
  • Paul Herbert Craine
  • William Edward Bowers
  • William Cato Shimmins
  • Robert Howard Quayle

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. ^ "Isle of Man Election Results 2001" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Isle of Man Election Results 2006" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Isle of Man Election Results 2011" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Isle of Man Election Results 2016" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Isle of Man Election Turnout 2016" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

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