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Chief Minister critical of boundary amendments

Tue, 25 Feb 2014

The political make up of the Isle of Man is set to change
The political make up of the Isle of Man is set to change

Some MHKs are deliberately trying to ‘derail’ plans to reform the Island’s political boundaries.

That’s the view of the Chief Minister who has criticised a huge raft of what he calls ‘irrelevant’ amendments tabled for the House of Keys today.

Rushen MHK Juan Watterson is attempting to alter a number of clauses of the Representation of the People Bill.

If the Bill is passed in its current form it would see the Island split into 12 equal constituencies – each with two MHKs – in an effort to make things more democratic.

Allan Bell says Mr Watterson’s actions are ‘disappointing’:


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  • Allan Bell MHK

 

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