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Lewin email causes select committee delay

A last-minute email from convicted vote-rigger Charles Buster Lewin about Heritage Homes’ landswap deal with the Department of Education means a select committee will have to delay its final report.

Yesterday, Tynwald spent two hours debating whether the committee should go back to consider the message before eventually voting to prolong the inquiry a little longer.

Lewin – due to be sentenced tomorrow after admitting election fraud offences during the Douglas East by-election on 2010 – claimed his former employer had deliberately misled the committee.

Michael MHK Alf Cannan said the claims needed to be investigated no matter who’d made them:

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