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Celebrity chef bids for Manx House of Keys seat

Kevin Woodford
Kevin Woodford is one of five standing for the Douglas East constituency

Manx celebrity chef and hotelier Kevin Woodford has put himself forward as the fifth candidate in the Douglas East by-election in May.

He will bid for the seat in the House of Keys made vacant following Phil Braidwood's elevation to the Legislative Council last week.

Mr Woodford stood for the council but was unsuccessful. Nominations will close on 27 April.

The House of Keys is the lower, directly elected Branch of Tynwald.

Mr Woodford joins Douglas councillor Colin Cain, former managing director of the Sefton Hotel Chris Robertshaw, chairman of the Liberal Vannin Party Kate Beecroft and secretary of the Isle of Man Communication Workers Union at the Post Office, John Joughin.

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