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12 hours ago, buncha wankas said:

His mates or gaggle of donors are effectively paying him to canvass and paying to advertise him. . 

If 100 concerned taxpayers were paying £10 a month each to support the cause and he was paid out of that, I wouldn't have an issue. 

1 concerned taxpayer with substantial contracts with IOM Gov paying £1000 per month, looks like paying him to be a candidate. 

That's why he needs to be more transparent. 

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1 hour ago, Declan said:

If 100 concerned taxpayers were paying £10 a month each to support the cause and he was paid out of that, I wouldn't have an issue. 

1 concerned taxpayer with substantial contracts with IOM Gov paying £1000 per month, looks like paying him to be a candidate. 

That's why he needs to be more transparent. 

Totally agree, but even 10 quid a month adds up  and is against the rules 

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14 minutes ago, buncha wankas said:

Totally agree, but even 10 quid a month adds up  and is against the rules 

I don't agree it would be against rules - 100 people paying each month to campaign on tax indicates there's an actual job for someone campaigning against tax.

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14 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

To make this easier to understand for the likes of me, can we break the parishes down into world cup groups. Which is the group of death and which parish is the group of sleep? 

Peel - 2 sitting ministers, 1 former minister (and ex MHK/MLC),  a sitting MLC, the Green Party, whatever Trevor Cowin is, and another - Group of Death

Douglas Central - Group of Sleep

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With nominations opening on Wednesday, the number of candidates having announced they are standing is now 60 - still down on 2016 (63).  Of course people may withdraw as well as emerge at the last minute.  Though as Ramsey has shown over the weekend things can change fast.

Unlike the local elections, when it went from a quarter to 40%, the percentage of women candidates hasn't shifted much.   It was 21%  in 2106 and is only 23% now.  Though 2016 was well up on previous elections were the percentage was usually in the low teens.

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On 8/16/2021 at 10:56 PM, Roger Mexico said:

With nominations opening on Wednesday, the number of candidates having announced they are standing is now 60 - still down on 2016 (63).  Of course people may withdraw as well as emerge at the last minute.  Though as Ramsey has shown over the weekend things can change fast.

Unlike the local elections, when it went from a quarter to 40%, the percentage of women candidates hasn't shifted much.   It was 21%  in 2106 and is only 23% now.  Though 2016 was well up on previous elections were the percentage was usually in the low teens.

I've only just started my Manifesto so unfortunately unless there is a miracle I think it will be the next administration until it's time for me to stand up for and on behalf of the Island's young people.

I'll be the equivalent of HM Sole, but with an increase on the following things:

  • I promise to have more than one brain cell.
  • I promise not to dress like an absolute whopper.
  • I promise not to put on an American accent.

Any further suggestions well in advance welcomed.

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On 8/16/2021 at 10:56 PM, Roger Mexico said:

Unlike the local elections, when it went from a quarter to 40%, the percentage of women candidates hasn't shifted much.   It was 21%  in 2106 and is only 23% now.  Though 2016 was well up on previous elections were the percentage was usually in the low teens.

It was a few elections ago when a chap phoned the Mannin Line (maybe David Callister was presenter) and proclaimed that the Isle of Man should celebrate being the first country to give women the vote, by taking it off them.

It was a strong Manx accent and the comedic timing was impeccable to the extent that it sounded absolutely genuine

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