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Rallying call for local voters

Get out and use your vote in the local elections a week on Thursday!

That rallying call from the leader of Douglas Corporation David Christian.

He says getting things right locally - like street lighting and litter - can improve the quality of life dramatically - and that's the job of your local authority.

But only six of the island's 24 authorities are having elections - with few people prepared to come forward as candidates, in most areas there's no contest.

Speaking on last night's Agenda Mr Christian said the change to a four yearly election cycle has done little to raise interest among the electorate:

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