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Senior Race Day holiday to remain in August

Tynwald votes against calls to move day off back to June

A bid to move the Senior Race Day bank holiday back to June has been voted down in Tynwald.

Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse argued that two three-day weekends would benefit the economy more than the four-day weekend planned for the summer.

With TT cancelled, for the second consecutive year, the decision was taken to once again push the holiday back to 27 August.

Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says a decision had to be made:

Douglas South MHK Claire Christian seconded Mr Moorhouse's motion and questioned whether businesses actually wanted the longer weekend:

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