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Concerns over blind trust - Brown

Former chief minister Tony Brown says the government may look again at how political campaigns can be funded after revelations in the Douglas East by-election fraud trial.

TV chef Kevin Woodford’s campaign manager and two workers are to be sentenced later this month for their part in a voting fraud in the poll in 2010.

Mr Brown says the Manx Election Trust, which backed Mr Woodford’s campaign, created concern when it emerged it was a secret group of businessmen donating anonymously to candidates they selected.

He says a bill to try to outlaw the practice ran out of parliamentary time, but the issue might have to be re-examined:

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