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Viewer figures demonstrate Tynwald interest

Fresh calls to televise proceedings

An influx of online viewers at last night's chief minister's debate has raised questions about the potential of telecasting Tynwald chamber proceedings.

Over 300 residents tuned into the hustings between 7.30-9.30pm, which was streamed live via the Periscope app by video news service MTTV.

Each candidate expressed their joy at the level of interest - and this audience member says it proves the case for broadcasting more parliamentary business:

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