A statement by Michael Josem on the election result in the 2020 Douglas South by-election:

Congratulations to the new members-elect for Douglas South, Claire Christian & Paul Quine. I’m sorry to have fallen at the final count by such a narrow margin, but the public very rarely get it wrong. I’m sure that Mrs Christian and Mr Quine will be fine servants of Douglas South

I’m grateful to everyone who supported me at every step of the way – I regret letting you down in this way, but the support across the Isle of Man has been truly humbling.