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No plans for election day public holiday

Policy and Reform Minister says cost to economy too great

There will be no public holiday on election day.

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas dismissed the suggestion in this week's sitting of the House of Keys.

Ramsey member Lawrie Hooper asked whether he'd considered giving Manx voters the day off work in a bid to increase turnout during elections.

Mr Thomas responded that the cost to the Island's economy would be too high:

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