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Village boundary changes miss the point says former commissioner

A former chairman of Onchan Commissioners says the row over Keys boundary changes in the village misses the point.

Next week Tynwald will vote on the Boundary Review Committee's plans for 12, two-seat constituencies.

That would end the current system where some voters are represented by three MHKs and others by two or just one.

But the plans have provoked a skirmish in Onchan after the committee moved Howstrake into a new East constituency.

Well -known former chairman of the board Brian Stowell says the committee's remit was wrong.

He says the review should have reduced the number of politicians across the board, re drawn local government boundaries and catered for public elections to the Legislative Council.

He says quality and efficiency not size is more important:

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