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Tynwald petition on grandparents' rights

Concern over legal protections

A pair of campaigners are hoping to raise issue of grandparents' rights after handing over a petition on Tynwald Day.

Heather Miles and her husband Terry presented the document in St John's, during the open-air sitting of parliament today. 

Nineteen petitions for redress of grievance were submitted, and will be assessed by the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald. 

Then, a member of the Manx parliament may adopt them and press for a committee to be established to investigate the grievance - this, however, is not guaranteed. 

Mrs Miles explained to Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne why she was presenting this petition: 

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