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Tynwald clerk pays glowing tribute

The Isle of Man has a more direct and vibrant democracy than the United Kingdom - and Tynwald is a more effective parliament than the House of Commons.

That glowing tribute from the Clerk of Tynwald Malachy Cornwall-Kelly, who's retiring from the post in the autumn after seven years.

Mr Cornwall-Kelly says the role - overseeing the Island's ancient parliament - has been the most varied and worthwhile he's ever had.

He says Tynwald compares very well with other parliaments (audio file attached):

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