Jane Poole-Wilson elected to Legislative Council

By Alan Vincent in Politics

Solicitor Jane Poole-Wilson has been elected to Legislative Council, the Manx parliament’s upper house.

Mrs Poole-Wilson was nominated by Garff MHK Daphne Caine and seconded by Middle member Bill Shimmins.

She attracted 14 votes - a straightforward majority of those present and voting (24).

She replaces Tony Wild, who stood down on grounds of ill health, and will serve until February 2018.

Alan Wright was second with six votes, just ahead of Paul Beckett on five.

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Manx born (formerl CV) · 9 days ago · Report

Put it that way Bluemonday you make a valid point. I agree that LegCo is passed its sell by date. But despite many people trying, no-one has yet come up with a better idea that does not create more problems that it is trying to solve.

Bluemonday · 9 days ago · Report

So there we have it. Just 14 Votes and you win 50K a year. Marvellous. Democracy at its finest.

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