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local authorities need modernisiation

Commissioner calls for change

Local authority politics in the Isle of Man needs to modernise, if they're to attract more people.

The view of an outgoing Port Erin commissioner, Ged Power, who is not standing for election later this month.

Just seven of the Island's 22 local authorities are set to have contests, while others will need by-elections to fill their boards, with too few people coming forward.

Mr Power says it's clearly time for local politics to be dragged into the 21st century:

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