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Public won't get to vote on Chief Minister election

Thu, 19 May 2011

Bill Malarkey MHK
Bill Malarkey MHK

The public won't be given the chance to decide who should be Chief Minister.

 

Tynwald voted against a referendum on whether the electorate should appoint the Island's Chief Minister.

 

Douglas South MHK Bill Malarkey had called for a vote to be held, asking the public if it would like to elect the leader of the Isle of Man Government.

 

Mr Malarkey also wanted a referendum on whether the Legislative Council should be elected by the public.

 

A lengthy debate saw politicians for and against the motion making their case, but the motion was defeated when members voted.

 

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