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MLCs oppose government staff parking charges

Thu, 22 Oct 2015


MLCs are "out of touch" with the public when it comes to plans to charge politicians and senior government workers to park.

That's the view of Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne who this week saw his motion fail to gain enough Tynwald support - six of the nine members of LegCo opposed it.

The issue sparked a fierce debate with MLC Juan Turner branding the plans "schizophrenic" - leaving MHK Kate Beecroft, who originally brought the plans forward, angry.

The motion will go back to Tynwald next month to try and secure a combined vote - Mr Gawne says it's obviously a contentious issue: 

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