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Move to abolish LegCo fails

Wed, 12 Feb 2014

Phil Gawne MHK
Phil Gawne MHK

MLC’s were relieved yesterday after a motion to abolish the Legislative Council failed in the House of Keys.

Rushen MHK Phil Gawne had tabled the proposal, arguing that at a time of austerity LegCo was not essential.

The failed bill received nine votes for and 13 against.

Mr Gawne says despite the outcome he didn’t hear a decent argument from the detractors:


  • Phil Gawne MHK

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