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Taxpayers left footing bill for election case

Tue, 07 Oct 2014


Taxpayers have been left to foot a bill exceeding £1 million for the Douglas East by-election court case.

Final figures for the case which culminated in a seven week trial in 2012 are in - and show it cost £1,377,255.

Of this over £660,000 was paid to UK Counsel and more than £500,000 was spent on Legal Aid.

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says he thinks a number of issues now need addressing:

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