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PAG 2015 Douglas South Byelection Questionnaire

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Standing:

Kurt Buchholz (Ind)
Amy Burns (Ind)
Keith Fitton (Libvan)
Bill Malarkey (Ind)

Summary

I think the most interesting areas for voters are where candidates opinions differed considerably, so these have been included within the summary. Full details
are provided as an attachment.

GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
All except Bill agreed that the number of Departmental Members ought to be reduced.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Only Bill felt that the forthcoming FoI Act will enable government transparency. Kurt, Keith and Amy did not.

PINEWOOD STUDIOS
Only Bill felt that Pinewood was a reasonable government investment. Kurt, Keith and Amy did not.

GOVERNMENT PENSIONS
Only Kurt felt that the government should continue with a final salary pension scheme.

BENEFITS
Bill feels that Benefits are too generous, Kurt, Amy and Keith do not. Similarly Bill would also support introduction of a UK-style Benefits Cap, the 
other candidates not.

TOILET TAX
Amy, Keith amd Kurt strongly disagreed with the statement that the 'Toilet Tax' as fair and does not require reform or removal. Bill was neutral.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Keith and Bill feel that the Island is well set to take advantage of emerging economic and technological develpments. Amy and Kurt do not.

SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Amy felt the Island should be self sufficent in food, Keith disagreed, Kurt didn't know, and Bill was neutral.

WORK PERMITS
Kurt does not think that the government need to 'tighten up' on Work permits, the other candidates do.

UK RELATIONS
When asked whether we should be more independent of the UK, all candiates except Keith agreed. Keith was neutral.

HEALTH
Kurt does not feel the GP service is adequate, Bill believes it is. Amy and Keith were neutral. All agree that the government Dentistry service is
inadequate and that Nobles is not peforming as well as we should expect.

SOCIAL CARE
Amy and Bill feel that social care is not adequare or fir for purpose, Keith and Kurt were neutral.

HOUSING
All agree that we do not have enough housing stock and all but Amy are against the sale of stock - Amy was neutral. They all agree that any
'Landlord and Tenant' Act should apply equally to the private and public sector.

 

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