Another candidate for Douglas Est |

Another candidate ran for the constituency of Douglas East.

Information technology professional Peter Gilmour says he has worked for clients in the online gaming industry, specializing in data engineering and data science. Peter, who lives in Douglas, is one of four generations of his family living on the Isle of Man.

He says his priorities are the economy, government reform (both local and national), affordable housing and tackling climate change.

During his career he served in the Royal Air Force for almost a decade.

After entering IT, he worked with companies on and off the island including British Aerospace, Standard Bank of South Africa, EDS / Hewlett Packard and Maersk Shipping.

In addition to professional certificates in computer technologies and project management, Mr. Gilmour holds an engineering degree and a master’s degree in international trade.

Mr Gilmour said: “I have always been deeply involved in Manx politics, helping previous campaigns for many years.

“This time around, I felt it was time I presented myself as someone with useful experience who can step in and prevent the island from repeating the mistakes made by the last three administrations.”

Legislative elections take place on September 23.

The 24 places are up for grabs. There are 12 constituencies, all with two members.

The candidates who have announced so far are Clare Barber, who is defending her seat; former MHK and current Mayor of Douglas Jon Joughin; Michael Josem, who ran unsuccessfully in the Douglas South by-election last year; Joney Faragher of Manx Labor and Christine Urquhart, Founding President of Ellan Vannin Victims Service.

Douglas East’s other current MHK Chris Robertshaw has previously said he has no plans to run again.

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