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Keys backs Chief Min reform bid

Plans to shut MLCs out wins favour

Members of the House of Keys have overwhelmingly supported a bid to ban the Legislative Council from electing a future chief minister.

The motion, brought forward by Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas, echoes one of the recommendations put forward in the Lisvane Report. 

Seventeen of the 21 members present voted in favour of the plans, which will now go before Tynwald.

South Douglas MHK Bill Malarkey - who once made an unsuccessful bid to make the chief minister publicly elected - was one of those to speak out in support:

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