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A term in LegCo for Sharpe, Henderson, Greenhill and Mercer

Perspective

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 - 52 minutes

It was a big day for the Legislative Council on Thursday, as nine candidates were whittled down to four new members of Tynwald's upper chamber.

Two were returning members, voted back in to serve another five-year term, and two were new faces.

Kerry Sharpe, Bill Henderson, Peter Greenhill and Rob Mercer were the successful nominees, now set to serve until February 2025.

In this episode, we learn a little more about the people that got in - and a bit about some of those that didn't.

On Monday evening, there was a rare opportunity for the general public to put their questions to the LegCo candidates.

Liberal Vannin hosted a Q&A session at the Manx Blind Welfare headquarters in Onchan, which was almost full to capacity.

The two-hour discussion, from around 7:30 to 9:30 on Monday evening, was hosted by Liberal Vannin's chair, Michael Josem.

During the programme, we hear extracts from that discussion, including some of the candidates' thoughts on some key issues, and we listen in to the moment the nominees found out their fate.