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Houghton committee chair stands firm

Robertshaw condemns misconduct

The chairman of the board which investigated a 'bullying' MHK says such probes are an essential part of Tynwald's duty.

East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw led the Standards and Members' Interests Committee as they looked into the behaviour of North Douglas member John Houghton.

Mr. Houghton was suspended indefinitely after refusing to make a formal apology to Tynwald on Tuesday (17th).

Mr. Robertshaw said it was 'unfortunate' - but such actions couldn't be defended:

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