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Could Manx party politics prove popular?

Labour, Green and LibVan debate issue at PAG event

'Voting for parties, not individuals, brings accountability, choice and clarity to the electorate'. 

That's the view of the three speakers who debated the role and relevance of parties to Manx political life at a public meeting last night (24 Sep).

Around 70 people gathered at the Manx Legion Club in Douglas, where the Positive Action Group staged a debate between the Island's three registered political parties.

The Island's nationalist party Mec Vannin weren't able to attend the event due to a date clash with one of their own meetings.

Liberal Vannin's Lawrie Hooper, the Manx Labour Leader David Cretney and Isle of Man Green Party Leader Andrew Newton all agreed that party politics is the way forward.

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