Ministerial changes for Isle of Man parliament

MHK John Shimmin John Shimmin stepped down in June in a row over a hotel rescue package

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Three changes have been announced in the Manx ministerial line-up following the resignation of the economic development minister last month.

John Shimmin stepped down after a row over the legality of a hotel bail-out.

A government spokesman said former Infrastructure Minister Laurence Skelly will succeed Mr Shimmin.

Former Environment Minister Phil Gawne will take over the infrastructure department with Castletown MHK Richard Ronan filling in behind him.

Chief Minister Allan Bell said: "It is vital we maintain continuity and momentum in developing the island's economy so it is good that the new minister at economic development is someone with recent and significant experience as a member of the department."

John Shimmin, who remains MHK for Douglas, was the minister in charge of the £4.5m rescue package for the Sefton Group over which legal experts reported he acted beyond his powers..

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