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LegCo reform is 'common sense'

Minister reflects on reform victory

Changes to the way future chief ministers are elected prove Manx politicians are progressive, according to the Policy and Reform Minister.

Chris Thomas secured the support of Keys colleagues in a landmark vote yesterday, which would exclude unelected Legislative Council members from having a say in the matter.

But the Bill must first get a minimum of 17 signatures in Tynwald to become law.

It's one of a package of measures put forward in Lord Robert Lisvane's report into the functioning of the Manx parliament.

Mr Thomas says challenging established traditions is 'the will of the people':

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