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Rushen candidate believes in financial independence from the UK

Mon, 05 Sep 2011

An election candidate for Rushen thinks government's books need to balanced without raising taxes or spending reserves.

62 year old John Orme was an MHK from 1986 to 1991.

When he wasn't re-elected, he became a UK barrister.

He says he's standing for two main policy reasons.

One is the common purse agreement with the UK.

He believes we should be financially independent from the United Kingdom.

Mr Orme also says government cut backs are needed .[Play media file below] 

The other candidates for Rushen are Quintin Gill, Lawrence Skelly, Phil Gawne, Juan Watterson and David Jones.



  • John Orme


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