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Don't deride work of upper house

Council still has a place says former member

A former MLC says the work of the Manx parliament’s upper chamber should not be derided.

Dudley Butt was a member of the Legislative Council for a decade before standing down last February.

There’s been criticism the role is not publicly elected and that the selection process can turn into a farce with numerous ballots.

Mr Butt agrees with that, but says the process should not undermine the work many members carry out.

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