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Northern seat in commissioner's sights

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Govt dept members should not be paid extra

A Ramsey Commissioner bidding for a seat in the House of Keys says members of government departments should not receive extra pay.

Pat Ayres, who will contest the poll in Ayre and Michael, says if elected on September the 22nd, he’d turn down extra pay for a ministerial or departmental post, refuse to join the Tynwald pension scheme and pay for his own parking.

The Lib Van member is encouraged by the findings of the recent Lord Lisvane Tynwald review: