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Call for crackdown on MHK behaviour

Rules, punishments and suspensions could be investigated

An MHK says it's time for politicians to look at their own behaviour.

West Douglas member Chris Thomas will bring a motion to Tynwald next week, calling for the Standards and Members' Interests Committee to reconsider introducing new guidelines for conduct.

It comes in the wake of North Douglas MHK John Houghton's suspension over alleged 'bullying' last month.

Mr. Thomas says he'd like to see stricter rules, codified punishments and powers to 'recall' an election if MHKs act inappropriately.

He believes the time is now:

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