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MHKs accused of trying to derail work of Boundary Review Committee

Isle of Man constituency map

Isle of Man constituency map

  • by Adrian Darbyshire
 

MHKs in three-seat constituencies have been accused by the Chief Minister of trying to derail proposals for boundary change.

Rushen MHKs Juan Watterson and Phil Gawne, and Onchan MHK Peter Karran, have tabled a raft of amendments to the Representation of the People Bill which reaches its clauses stage in the House of Keys today (Tuesday).

Tynwald agreed in June last year to follow the recommendations of the Boundary Review Committee and replace the current mix of one, two and three-seat constituencies with 12 two-seat constituencies.

But in 20 pages of tabled amendments, Mr Watterson has suggested every different type of alternative including four six-seat constituencies, six four-seat, eight three-seat, three eight-seat and even two 12-seat constituencies or 24 members elected on an all-island basis.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Isle of Man Examiner - in shops now.

 

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