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Secret ballots tabled for LegCo elections

Douglas East MHK Clare Bettison

Call for MHKs' votes to be made public

Continued secret ballots are proposed on Legislative Council elections - does the public need to know who their elected representatives have voted for?   

Douglas East MHK Clare Bettison says they do - she's putting an amendment forward to have a proposal by the Standing Orders Committee quashed.

Today (Tue) the House of Keys will debate the 'Fourth Report for the Session 2016-2017 - Elections to the Legislative Council''.

Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson, Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper, and Manx law specialist Professor Peter Edge all agree the vote shouldn't be hushed up.

Miss Bettison says she promised her constituents transparency:

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