Election of Chief Minister Bill thrown out

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:45 PAG
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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
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 17:01