Liberal Vannin’s LegCo candidates at public meeting tonight

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THE two candidates for Legislative Council nominated by Liberal Vannin leader Peter Karran MHK will talk about their political views tonight (Wednesday) at a meeting.

Linda Bowers-Kasch and Peter Hill, Liberal Vannin candidates for the Legislative Council, will be at the public meeting of the party’s central branch at 8pm the Douglas Old Friends’ Association on Finch Road, Douglas.

In a statement released today, the party said: ‘Liberal Vannin stand for a more open and transparent government and believe that in order to achieve this MLCs should be willing to engage with the public and explain their political positions.

‘Should Linda or Peter be successful in their candidacy, as part of the Liberal Vannin party they will regularly attend public meetings and engage in open discussion with the public. As LibVan MLCs they both support party policy of national public elections for Members of the Legislative Council.’

The statement adds: ‘MLCs form part of our national government and, although they are currently not elected by the public, they have a duty to ensure that they represent the people of the Isle of Man.

‘Liberal Vannin challenges all MLC candidates to meet with the public and to publish public manifestos so the people of the Isle of Man can see exactly who their MHKs are voting for.’

The meeting is open to the public and the party says it welcomes everyone to attend.

Linda Bowers-Kasch stood unsuccessfully in Ramsey on a Liberal Vannin ticket in 2011’s general election. Mr Hill was the party’s candidate in Douglas North. He also failed to get elected.

MHKs will elect four members to LegCo on Monday, if the timetable goes to plan.

Click here to read our story earlier this month

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