The draft Island Plan is too focused on process

Liberal Vannin held a public meeting in November to consider the government’s draft Island Plan The resulting conclusion was that the draft plan is too focused on process, instead of delivery of service improvements to meet residents’ needs and our aspirations . The final version should demonstrate how central government intends to work with local …

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Election Feedback

Candidates at the last general election have been invited to give feedback on their experience to the Cabinet Office’s election team. Liberal Vannin has submitted the following response on behalf of our four candidates: : Lawrie Hooper (Ramsey); Michael Josem (Douglas East);  Paul Weatherall (Ayre & Michael); Peter Willers (Onchan). Voter Turnout We believe a …

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Assisted Dying

Liberal Vannin notes the recent decision by the States of Jersey to approve in principle legislation on Assisted Dying in that jurisdiction and their 2- 3 year timetable to draft a Bill, with appropriate consultation. We acknowledge that views on this issue are a matter of individual conscience and as such we are not taking …

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Liberal Vannin Chair elected unopposed as Ballaugh Parish Commissioner

Paul attended his first meeting of Ballaugh Parish Commissioners last night and has issued the following letter announcing his election: Dear Voters and Residents of Ballaugh Parish, I am delighted to have been nominated  to fill one of the three vacancies onBallaugh Parish Commissioners, left unfilled following the local authorityelection last July. As I am …

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We have a Plan!

Liberal Vannin are holding a public discussion on the newly announced Draft Island Plan – 2021-GD-0085.pdf (tynwald.org.im) To be held at 7.30pm, on Monday, November 22nd at the Manx Legion Club, Douglas. Workshop groups will focus on the 5 core strands in the plan: Building great communities; An Island of health and wellbeing; A strong …

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Covid 19 Pandemic Inquiry

Liberal Vannin calls for an independent Chair to be appointed to conduct the proposed independent review into the Island’s handling of the Covid 19 pandemic, with the panel to be given the widest possible remit. Importantly the review must be conducted in public and be open to all. We understand the arguments against the potentially significant …

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Programme for Government

Priority options for the next administration’s ‘Programme for Government’ were aired at Liberal Vannin’s public meeting  held in Ramsey last Saturday, October 23rd. Lawrie Hooper, Party Leader, MHK for Ramsey and Minister for Health and Social Care led the discussion. He outlined the timetable that the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers were working to, …

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