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2 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Can anyone remember how many candidates there were last time around ?

Ten initially, though Crookall withdrew shortly after and I suspect Hoosen effectively did as well.  That was for four five-year seats not two short -term ones, though as I said before if you get elected to fill a casual vacancy then you've a good chance of getting re-elected.

Each MHK can nominate for the number of vacancies and each candidate requires at least four backers, so the theoretical maximum is (24 x 2)/4 ie 12.  But it can't now be that many as some have more than 4.

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Thank you Roger plenty of time for some surprise entries then, bit like the Grand National really without the excitement.    I must say I have been impressed in general by the last influx of ladies each seem to have contributed some good input into theLegCo, still do not think the Bish should have a vote hearing him speaking in the Gas debate he seems to be on another planet, perhaps a better one 😇 .

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7 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Thank you Roger plenty of time for some surprise entries then, bit like the Grand National really without the excitement.    I must say I have been impressed in general by the last influx of ladies each seem to have contributed some good input into theLegCo, still do not think the Bish should have a vote hearing him speaking in the Gas debate he seems to be on another planet, perhaps a better one 😇 .

People keep saying this but most couldn’t name them all without a quick google.

Male or female shouldn’t even be a consideration.

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Two of them stood in the general election and got in, the others have been on various committees and spoke well in the gas debate.   They have been hardworking and they all came from outside Tynwald.   We should not be inflicted with people like Craine who has been rejected by the voters twice or Shimmins who did not make much of a mark when he was a MHK.   Fresh blood is healthy and it worked last time.   I agree best person for job regardless of sex.

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45 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Two of them stood in the general election and got in, the others have been on various committees and spoke well in the gas debate.   They have been hardworking and they all came from outside Tynwald.   We should not be inflicted with people like Craine who has been rejected by the voters twice or Shimmins who did not make much of a mark when he was a MHK.   Fresh blood is healthy and it worked last time.   I agree best person for job regardless of sex.

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2 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Two of them stood in the general election and got in, the others have been on various committees and spoke well in the gas debate.   They have been hardworking and they all came from outside Tynwald.   We should not be inflicted with people like Craine who has been rejected by the voters twice or Shimmins who did not make much of a mark when he was a MHK.   Fresh blood is healthy and it worked last time.   I agree best person for job regardless of sex.

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Another nomination - Diane Kelsey.  Who is currently "Chief of Staff and Private Secretary" to the GovernorAn impressive CV and a number of government committees since she retired from the RAF. 

Again whether people should move from high-ranking posts in government service (or equivalent) straight into a role monitoring how such people operate, is the question.

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Again whether people should move from high-ranking posts in government service (or equivalent) straight into a role monitoring how such people operate, is the question

Why is it a question.  Pros and cons surely and I cant really see an issue provided they aren't just looking out for their mates.  However given the size of the island everyone knows everyone anyway so I don't personally see it as an issue.

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4 hours ago, hissingsid said:

We should not be inflicted with people like Craine who has been rejected by the voters twice or Shimmins who did not make much of a mark when he was a MHK. 

Craine very narrowly missed not getting in. If you’re going to disbar anyone who has ever even sought to stand for public office before then basically you might as well fill Legco with retired civil servants all on the double-bubble as that’s all you’ll get. 

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6 hours ago, Ramseyboi said:

Why is it a question.  Pros and cons surely and I cant really see an issue provided they aren't just looking out for their mates.  However given the size of the island everyone knows everyone anyway so I don't personally see it as an issue.

Well if there are "pros and cons", that surely implies there is a question.

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