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We don't need a President of Tynwald. We never did in the first place. It was Charlie Kerruish who decided he should be President of Tynwald and so it came to pass. Back-slaps and drinks all round. Lo

Correct; scrap it. Clare Christian (yes, that one) imbued some dignity in the role and delivered effective parliamentary interventions in a way that Rodan spectacularly hasn’t, but there’s no sound re

Thank you. I’ll make absolutely sure I don’t read that.

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There are soon to be more challenging roles available to Mrs Caine should she choose to accept them

Certainly there must be a woman candidate, & I'm plumping for Jane Poole-Wilson for President

She is said not to want the job - is she just being modest?

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The role of El Presidente involves dressing up and pomp and ceremony, along with fancy titles. Ideal for HRH The Chief Minister. The only snag is you need a bit of decorum, ettiquette, ability not to a buffoon and have a brain - some things which I don’t he currently possesses. The next candidate would be Spewin Juan, the HOK speaker.

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I suppose it would make sense for the next Tynwald to choose it's own presiding officer rather than have one imposed by it's predecessor and avoids the possibility of Howard being CM and President at the same time (or an interim CM).

However, I wouldn't relish the prospect of a General Election in Rushen followed by an immediate by-election when Juan gets the President's job.

Of course both these problems can be solved if they scrap the role and have the Speaker chair Tynwald.

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We don't need a President of Tynwald. We never did in the first place. It was Charlie Kerruish who decided he should be President of Tynwald and so it came to pass. Back-slaps and drinks all round. Lovely pension at the end of it all too...

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20 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

Some suggestion the appointment of the next President of Tynwald should be held over until after the general election

Makes no sense as you'd have an election and then a by-election straight away?

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18 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

He's already announced his candidature I believe

I'd like to see a woman in the role

Whatever turns you on I suppose! :cool: 

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3 minutes ago, Rhumsaa said:

Makes no sense as you'd have an election and then a by-election straight away?


Wouldn't have to be a sitting MHK who gets the job

Anyone know if candidature is possible for retiring MHKs?

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