| David Cretney|
| Three daughters|
| 18 June 1951 (age 64)
Isle of Man (1951-06-18) |
Liberal Vannin Party, Independent politician
Bill Malarkey MHK Wikipedia
William "Bill" Mackay Malarkey (born 18 June 1951) is a Manx politician, who was elected Liberal Vannin MHK for Douglas South but later defected from the party and sat as an independent. In the 2011 general election he lost his seat to Liberal Vannin candidate Kate Beecroft. Re-elected at by-election in May 2015 as an independent candidate. Retained seat for Douglas South in September 2016.
At the Manx general election, 2006, Malarkey was elected as the Liberal Vannin Party Member of the House of Keys for Douglas South, alongside David Cretney who was elected for the Manx Labour Party. Malarkey was one of only two Liberal Vannin MHKs elected in 2006, the other being Peter Karran, the party Leader.
At the Manx general election, 2011, Malarkey contested Douglas South as an Independent, opposing both Cretney and the official Liberal Vannin Party candidate, Kate Beecroft. Malarkey was narrowly defeated and was not elected.
Following Cretney's election to the Legislative Council in mid-2015, Malarkey contested the ensuing by-election in Douglas South, winning as an Independent.
Malarkey was re-elected for Douglas South in the 2016 General Election and was appointed Minister for Home Affairs.