The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has released its interim report into this week’s General Election.
After travelling round the island for the last few weeks, the election hustings have reached our shining capital with the candidates for Douglas Central gathering at St Ninian’s school last night for a good grilling. Those candidates are: Chris Thomas, Damian Ciapelli, Ann Corlett and Sarah Hackman. The meeting was […]
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.
The Department of Health and Social Care has rubbished comments made by the island’s most senior doctor to a Tynwald standing committee. Yesterday we reported on much of the shocking evidence provided by the island’s Medical Director Dr Rosalind Ranson. The Public Accounts Committee also invited the DHSC to respond […]
The Emergency Advisory Group have criticised the gov for giving it five minute’s notice that its view would be sought on the proposed changes to the Public Health regulations and that the island has a current infection rate of 277 per 100,000. It has advised that face coverings are made […]
The gov is exploring options around accommodating voters in this week’s local authority elections who may be required to isolate. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said: ‘This matter has been looked at in-depth in recent days and is being taken extremely seriously to ensure that anyone who wishes to vote in […]
In the shadow of three former parliamentary buildings, residents of the island’s ancient capital met on Monday evening as they grilled the candidates for this year’s Castletown Commissioners election. With Castle Rushen providing an imposing background and the Royal George and old House of Keys surrounding them, former Chief Minister […]
The Gov has made a further equity investment of £5m into the Steam Packet. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan has written to Tynwald Members regarding the one-off payment, which is designed to address the commercial impact of the coronavirus pandemic while the company continued to maintain essential lifeline services. This follows […]
The Tynwald class of 2021 meets for the final time this week as MHKs seek to be seen and heard, maybe even represent their constituents, ahead of this year’s General Election. With a big order paper and questions still to come, members will likely be using at least two of […]
ieces of Plastic (3PoP), Plastic Busters and Beach Buddies have joined forces to make a joint pre-election statement suggesting the issue of litter should be a top priority for candidates in September’s election.
In the final of our four pieces into Mr Robert’s annual report, Gef looks at recruiting new officers, the increase in reports of sexual assaults and the future of community policing.