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Election of Chief Minister Bill thrown out

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The Clauses Stage of this Bill, which would enable the public to elect a Chief Minister at the next General election in September 2011, didn't survive the first Clause at the House of Keys 26.10.10. Only 8 MHKs voted for it, with 13 against. This is a bitter blow for the development of Manx democracy and will mean that voters will not be able to choose who will determine government policy in the 5 years 2011 to 2016. Once again voters will be confined to voting only for their constituency politicians rather than having a say, however indirect, in national policies.

Voting was as follows:

For (8) Against (13)
Karran 
Malarkey 
Robertshaw 
Cannell 
Shimmin 
Cretney 
Gawne 
The Speaker (Rodan)  
Quirk 
Earnshaw
Brown
Crookall
Anderson
Craine
Quayle
Cregeen
Houghton
Henderson 
Corkish 
Watterson
Gill
 

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0 #4 Vote - For & AgainstGuest 2010-10-27 17:49
FOR (8)
Karran
Malarkey
Robertshaw
Cannell
Shimmin
Cretney
Gawne
The Speaker (Rodan)

AGAINST (13)
Quirk
Earnshaw
Brown
Crookall
Anderson
Craine
Quayle
Cregeen
Houghton
Henderson
Corkish
Watterson
Gill
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0 #3 Name names!Guest 2010-10-27 16:47
Could we please have the names of the 8 MHKs who voted for the motion and are clearly concerned as to democracy on our Island.

They need to be congratulated and when the next election comes around the electorate need to be made aware of their voting record.

Paul Chambers
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+2 #2 RE: Election of Chief Minister Bill thrown outGuest 2010-10-26 18:19
House of Keys - 26.10.10 - Election of Chief Minister Bill
Positive Action Group apologises for the error in reporting the voting return in an earlier website report and also in its Newsletter.
Thank you to Mr Robertshaw for pointing out the mistake.
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0 #1 Chief Minister's BillChris Robertshaw 2010-10-26 17:26
Please have another look at the source of your infomation on this as eight members voted for it including myself - not just two as you have stated - Chris Robertshaw
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