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John Orme

Standing in Rushen

Candidate Details

Age: 62
Maritial Status: Married
Place of Birth: UK
Childern: Daughter
Occupation: Barrister at Law


Ballafodda Farm
Ballagawne Road

Contact Details

Tel 823355
Email ormejohn@gmail.com
Website http://johnrorme.blogspot.com

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Political History

Served as MHK for Rushen 1986 - 1991

Political champion of the IRIS sewage and drainage project.

Served in Dept. Tourism & Leisure and DHPP

Took various legal Bills through HOK and created Freedom of Information Bill which was not adopted by HOK.

Candidate Views

What is your view on health care provision on the Island?

I think it's pretty good really!

Does the Island provide a good education?


Should the Island be independent?


What are your views on the islands taxation regime and VAT?

I believe the time has come for a comprehensive analysis on whether the Common Purse agreement continues to be in the interest of the Isle of Man.


Is inflation hurting the Isle of Man?


Should there be state owned monopolies or free market competition (i.e. Water, Post, Gas, Electricity, Telecom's, Ferry Travel etc..)?

In general the government should not use the people's money to compete with private enterprises. However in some circumstances where there is only room for one provider perhaps the government offers the best proposition.

Should we have an open seas policy like the open sky's policy?

Experience teaches us that this is an impractical suggestion.

Does the Island do enough to protect its environment?


Where do you see the future of the Islands economy (i.e. Finance, Manufacturing, Service, Tourism, Film, Space etc)?

Mainly finance sector and associated professions.

Where do you think new jobs can be generated?

This is not the function of government.

The private sector should be encouraged by all means available by government, save for the direct provision of money.

Should the Chief Minister and MLC's be publicly elected?

This is an impractical proposal as matter stand.

I believe that the next Tynwald must deal primarily with financial issues and thus electoral reform may be an unwelcome diversion.


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