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MHK calls for removal of bishop in Tynwald

Douglas East member hoping for new legislation

A Douglas East MHK is expected to call on Tynwald colleagues to support the removal of the Bishop from the Legislative Council.

Joney Faragher wants new laws introduced which would take effect before any successor to the current religious figure is appointed.

Peter Eagles has been in the role for more than six years and is due to step down in October.

Tynwald decided, in 2017, during the previous administration that the bishop should retain a permanent seat in LegCo with full voting powers on policy matters.

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