In his latest cross-post, Professor Peter Edge, of Oxford Brookes University, assesses the third report from the Select Committee on the Functioning of Tynwald and, in particular, the possible impact on the Diocese of Sodor & Man were the Bishop to lose his vote in the Legislative Council.
On 20 February, Tynwald will debate the third report of the Select Committee set up primarily to consider recommendations from the Lisvane Report. Earlier reports have been controversial, and that is unlikely to change with this third report. This report considers continuous professional development for Members of Tynwald, Member’s Pay and, most significantly in purely constitutional terms, the work of the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man in Tynwald. Continue reading