Peter Karran - Onchan
Political History & Views
What is your political history or relevant experience?
Local Authority, Public Bodies, charities etc.
Committees of Tynwald
Are you a member of any organisation which guides or influences your political views or polices?
I am a member of the Liberal Vannin Party and I am also the Leader of the Liberal Vannin Party. I hold to Christian principles regarding my views and policies.
What are your main national issues?
Bringing commonsense back into Government, creating an audit and accountable system in Government, getting Government spending and priorities in the right areas, minimizing unemployment on the Island, increasing opportunities to create a diverse economy and securing the social and financial improvements we have seen over the last 20 years and ensuring we have an inclusive society and not an exclusive one.
What are your main local issues?
Bringing retail life back into the main village in Onchan and trying to get the secondary school or at least the sports facilities developed at Bermahague. Looking at the possibilities of turning the Coutts Bank into a nursing or residential home or a National Art Gallery for the whole Island. Improving on the facilities for young people in the area to keep them occupied and off the streets. More local authority housing needs to be built in order to shorten the long housing list.
What do you believe you would bring to government as an MHK?
I believe that my track record shows that I bring sincerity and honesty which is rare in politics today in so far as doing the job without fear or favour. I believe that I bring a wealth of experience and a commitment which is still as strong as when I first stood for the House of Keys as a young man of 21. I still passionately believe that the celebration of a successful society is in how it looks after its weakest and I believe that with my experience I can see through a lot of the issues quicker than many other people and this experience would be lost if I were not an MHK.