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Legislative Council election results

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Phil Braidwood, Alex Downie and Dudley Butt were elected to the Legislative Council today. Mr Braidwood's election will cause a by-election in Douglas East, Downie and Butt re-elected to their previous position.

In an echo of previous Legco election farces - and despite the new procedure allowing ten attempts on the day to get a majority  - there remains a vacancy.

Neither of the two remaining candidates - Crowe and Waft - were able to gain a majority of thirteen MHK's in order to retain their place within Legco. At the last count the voting was Crowe 11, Waft 7.

The House of Keys was thus adjourned and seeking fresh nominations for LegCo candidates by April 15 with a further election to take place two weeks later.


Abrogation - is it an Option?

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Reports of our very well attended public meeting entitled "Abrogation - is it an Option?" held at the Manx Legion on Monday 1st February 2010.

Your view on the Common Purse Agreement


Event Suggestions

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Thanks to the many people who attended and made our last meeting such a success. For the last year we have seen a steady rise in attendance.

Details of our next meeting will be provided here when available.

Please look through our previous events list where you will find more information and the odd recorded presentation.

We welcome all to suggest themes for our coming public meetings.


Isle of Man Today - Subscription required?

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Johnston Press, parent company of Isle of Man Newspaper Group has been conducting a trial  on charging a subscription for a few of its regional titles for the last six weeks. A BBC Report is here.

Access costs £5 for three months.

What do you think - would you pay for online access to their weight tomes, the Examiner and Independent?

Have your say in our Poll:

Would you pay for IoM Today?

You have not been charged for reading this article.



The Budget Process - key dates

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You are probably aware that P A G supports Juan Watterson's proposal to reform the Budget process.

The February 2010 Budget will be vitally important for the future of I O M and the existing Budget process will apply.

Click to view timetable.

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