Nationalist group will not field candidates in Isle of Mann

October 11, 2018

According to BBC News:

Nationalist group Mec Vannin said it would not field candidates for the House of Keys while the oath remains.

Mec Vannin has campaigned for Manx independence from the UK since 1962.

It has only had one MHK, who was elected in 1976.

Party chairman Mark Kermode said: “We haven’t put up Keys’ candidates for a number of years because we’re republicans.

Former minster Phil Gawne believes an “alternative oath should be available” and claimed “many in the last house were opposed to swearing allegiance to the British sovereign”.

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