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Suggestions tabled on suspension of MHKs

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

Suggestions will be raised this week about the suspension of MHKs.

Onchan MHK Peter Karran has tabled a motion in Tynwald asking politicians to support the principle that it's undemocratic for the suspension of a Member to continue if a fresh mandate is given.

As a result he believes the issue should be referred back to the Standing Orders Committee for review.

In May North Douglas MHK John Houghton was suspended from Tynwald after failing to follow orders and apologise for his conduct.

Douglas West MHK Chris Thomas has also tabled a motion - this time about Members' conduct; he wants a Tynwald Standards and Members Committee to investigate.

Mr Thomas has called for it to reconsider the principles which govern their conduct and evaluate an introduction of a code of conduct, schedule of penalties and a recall election procedure. 

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