Size of Government

I also have strongly held views regarding the size of government. We are massively over governed and the associated costs need to be dramatically reduced in order to have more money to spend elsewhere. For example the political set up could be reduced to 1 member per constituency resulting in 15 members in the House of Keys rather than the present 24 and the non elected Legislative Council reduced to a membership of 3 plus the Lord Bishop and Attorney General.

 

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by MelindaIOMGov on May 15, 2017 at 12:05PM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter May 15, 2017 at 13:21

    We are indeed - as a small island population of around 83,000 - massively overgoverned

    The Chief Minister must lead on reducing the sheer mountainous cost of getting public administration done
  • Posted by dpfellows May 15, 2017 at 14:04

    If local government was consolidated there would be no need for three levels of government on the Island.

    The LegCo was a Victorian imposition introduced to offset the impact of introducing a more democratic franchise in the Keys. It is no longer necessary.

    Abolishing the LegCo would be an acid test of whether the CM is being honest about there no longer being any sacred cows on the IOM!
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