The Lieutenant Governor

The UK Government should pay all charges relating to having a Governor on the Island - such as water, rates, electricity and other costs with regard to Government House.  Plus any costs relating to all the social events held at Government House which are not a necessity - only a luxury.  


The UK Government were quick enough to try and revoke the Reciprocal Health Agreement a few years' ago so they should be made to pay for having the Governor live here.

Why the contribution is important

Don't know how much it costs the Isle of Man to have a Governor here but the savings should be in the thousands of £s.

by manxlady on May 08, 2017 at 11:40AM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter May 08, 2017 at 12:38

    Paying for the Governor is the cost of being a part of 'The Crown' franchise

    CoMin really ought to offer a referendum on whether we want to continue to pay for it, or whether as an alternative we should be fully independent with a loose association with the EU
  • Posted by dpfellows May 08, 2017 at 16:39

    At whose behest do we have a Lt Governor? Is this a UK requirement or a Manx one? What value for money does this role represent?
  • Posted by ManxVoter May 10, 2017 at 12:00

    The Crown's behest

    The Governor ensures 'good government ' on the island, so the Crown is never embarrassed
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