In my last blog post, I expressed disappointment that the newly elected MLCs had opted to take up departmental positions which, along with a significant salary uplift, obligates them to the convention of 'collective responsibility'.
While Jane Poole-Wilson was not newly elected and therefore outside the scope of my previous blog, the Manx Radio article incorrectly reported that 'All are taking up positions within departments'. I have updated my blog to make it absolutely clear that Jane Poole-Wilson MLC did not take up a departmental position or a salary uplift.
It is important that we hold our representatives to account, but it is equally important that we recognise those acts that respect good governance and democracy. By not succumbing to the single party block vote system Jane Poole-Wilson has put her independence and duty to the citizens of this Island ahead of personal profit. We should commend her for that.