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Minister would welcome cut in Douglas council numbers

 

The Island's new infrastructure minister says he'd welcome a reduction in the number of Douglas councillors.

Laurence Skelly admitted any move by the corporation to cut its members by a third - from 18 to 12 - would receive department support.

He was speaking in Tynwald, which approved a plan to reduce the number of Castletown commissioners from nine to seven from May 2016.

 

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