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Rob Callister, MHK
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Rob Callister, MHK
Failt erriu – Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website; I hope you find the content useful.

A big thank you to the people of Onchan for putting their trust and confidence in me at the House of Keys General Election, which was held on 22nd September 2016.

I consider myself a truly independent candidate with a commitment to serve and represent residents of Onchan in all aspects of our community for the overall benefit of our Constituency and I will work towards a common goal to ensure that all matters tabled before me are considered openly, professionally and that all decisions are made without fear or favour.

The Isle of Man Government over the five years must…

* Re-establish a level of trust and confidence with the people of this island
* Keep the Manx Public fully informed of the challenges we face as a community
* Ensure that the island’s economic success remains the Government’s overarching priority
* Implement a robust tax system, which is fair to all and not the few
* Implement a long term strategy to address the pension crisis
* Ensure delivery of a first class health service
* Ensure delivery of a first class education system
* Address concerns regarding the Sea and Air routes
* Address shortages for first-time buyers and local authority housing

As an Onchan MHK I will continue to…

* Represent all sections of our Community
* Work in partnership with the Local Authority, Commissioners and other Local Groups to represent the best interests of Onchan
* Represent Onchan’s Social Housing Tenants, in order to ensure that rents are set fairly
* Defend Onchan’s right to remain Social Housing landlord and ensure decisions relating to the island’s housing structure are made for the right reasons
* Defend Onchan’s right to remain a local authority for the foreseeable future.

Rob Callister, MHK

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Political surgery

16 November at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Latest blog post…

MHK Blog 14th to 20th Oct 2019

Blog 20 Oct 19Tynwald took centre stage this week, and it was certainly a bumper sitting with plenty of topics for debate amongst the Tynwald members – but more on that later….

Onchan resident and national treasure, Hector Duff, BEM celebrated his 100th […]

MHK Blog 7th to 13th Oct 2019

Blog 13 Oct 19It is fair to say that the Isle of Man has been a pretty miserable place over the past couple of weeks or so, especially when it feels like it has rained continually for 40 days and 40 nights.

Forgetting […]

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Latest parliamentary business…

Question to the Health Minister – 11th June 2019

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care:

What process is followed where a patient who attends a UK hospital for treatment is eligible for the per person, per night accommodation allowance, but is unable to pay?

Link to Hansard page 35: […]

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Latest news…

Tynwald backs £95k Manx Radio funding increase

manx radioManx Radio’s government funding is to increase to almost £1m in 2020 after Tynwald approved a £95,000 increase.

Juan Watterson SHK said there was “enough evidence” to show the station was not receiving “enough to provide the level of service expected”.

However, […]

Government to increase Manx Radio subvention

manx radioTynwald votes in favour of report after hours of debate

Manx Radio’s subvention will increase from almost £900,000 to £995,000, it has been confirmed.

Tynwald voted on the issue this afternoon, after several hours of debate on a report issued to the […]

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