Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Call for cap on Isle of Man election spending

Election spending should be capped and anonymous donations banned in Isle of Man Elections, the Manx Government has proposed.

The island's Council of Ministers has published a series of proposals for reforming the electoral system in a consultation document.

The plans were produced after a review of election funding by a panel set by the council's Governance Committee.

The consultation period ends on 21 January.

The candidates would face a spending cap of £2,000 plus 50p per voter in a constituency.

A ban on anonymous donations to candidates would also extend to political parties or other organisations, such as trade unions, who back a candidate.

Other proposed measures include the public disclosure of all donations by House of Keys members, and allowing political adverts on Manx Radio.

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