Election time 2016: missing ballot boxes and national anthem grumbles
On one level, the 2011 general election took place following a period of relative political stability. Tony Brown’s five-year tenure at the helm of the Council of Ministers saw a much steadier ship than the bumper boats ride of the Corkill/Gelling years before. Okay, it may have taken only a […]
A new hospital will cost you your seat, but trying to sell off Manx Radio won’t – election time in 1996
Paul Speller continues his series of articles looking back at previous general elections, in the run up to polling day on September 23. Today, he takes a look at 1996, which marked the end of an era in the government and signalled what ultimately proved to be a false dawn in party politics.
Gay rights, drawing lots and children in prison – election time in 1991
With the September general election just a few weeks away, we asked Paul Speller if he’d like to share some of his memories of each of the general elections he has helped to cover, starting with 1991.
As Lockdown 3 draws to a close and schools prepare to reopen on Monday, father-of-two and journalist Paul Speller reflects on a year of on/off home learning and warns that there is much more to do before we can say the kids are alright.