Press Release announcing candidature Glenfaba By-election

Press Release

Geoffrey Boot Glenfaba By-election

Geoffrey Boot’s name will once again appear on the ballot paper for Glenfaba, following the recent resignation of David Anderson. Geoffrey narrowly missed victory in the 2011 General Election and is hoping to secure his election this time around.

His enthusiasm for the post has not waned in the post election period and he is currently a German Commissioner and has been Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board.

Geoffrey has lived on the outskirts of St Johns for nearly 30 years at the heart of the Glenfaba constituency.

One of the big criticisms of some MHKs is their lack of business and political experience on and off Island. Geoffrey’s business career spans a wide range of interests building a number of fledgling businesses in property, leisure, publishing, surveying and aviation into substantial entities. He has held a number of senior board positions and been involved in negotiation, regulation and legislation nationally within the UK, Europe and Internationally. Whilst many of these interests are still current he makes it clear that if elected his primary job will be that of an MHK.

Geoffrey is also well know for his air racing and aviation exploits, he is a commercial pilot and currently holds 24 Aviation World Records and racing with his navigator wife Suzie has won many prestigious Trophies and Championships including the British Air Racing Championship, European Championship and locally the Manx Air Derby and Tynwald Trophies.

He is realistic about what can be achieved in what will be a term of around 12 months but hopes that his business and political experience both on and off Island will add value to Tynwald.

He strongly believes in listening to the electorate and good communications, endeavouring to adopt a consensus wherever possible but understands the need to make hard decisions on occasions, particularly in the prevailing economic climate.

Contact: email: Tel: 801027