A constituency day – spent some time dealing with some matters that have backed up over the summer recess.

Midmorning – drop in session Root and Branch review of electoral legislation. This was an informal session with cabinet officer representatives looking at how we might change the electoral system. In some ways this maybe termed modernising giving better voter access and standardising some of the electoral rules for the future. An interesting and informative session made more so by the recency of the last election and experience of new and re-elected members.

Evening – attended the Peveril Rifle Club AGM in Douglas. It appears that it is not only Tynwald that has constitutional issues. Apart from routine business a new constitution formed a substantial part of the business.