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MHK John Houghton suspended from Tynwald

Tue, 17 May 2016

John Houghton MHK
John Houghton MHK

North Douglas MHK John Houghton has been suspended from Tynwald after refusing to apologise for his conduct.

It follows a lengthy debate in which politicians voted to pass a report compiled by the Standards and Members Interests Committee.

It found there was "significant evidence" to show Mr Houghton had "lied, bullied and engaged in unwarranted interference in a staff matter" within the Clerk of Tynwald's Office.

Despite the committee's recommendation that Mr Houghton must apologise being passed he failed to do so - it led to the President of Tynwald suspending him with immediate effect.

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