Tag: Roy McTaggart

McTaggart promises ‘robust opposition’

McTaggart promises ‘robust opposition’

| 26/04/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): After what he said was a stressful six weeks, Roy McTaggart publicly congratulated the new government, as he stood to make his first speech as opposition leader in Parliament on Friday. The PPM leader made a very short address, in which he promised to hold the government to account. McTaggart said his team of […]

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Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

| 23/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The absence of the former member for North Side, Ezzard Miller, was felt immediately in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning, as members met for the first time to form the various standing committees and other business required at the start of every new parliament. Given the current make-up of the House, the new […]

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Panton made premier without vote

Panton made premier without vote

| 21/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Progressive opposition members failed to nominate Roy McTaggart or any other member of the new House of Parliament in opposition to Wayne Panton on Wednesday. Following his nomination for the post by Heather Bodden, his running mate in the elections, and seconded by Kenneth Bryan, who became an early backer of Panton on […]

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Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

| 20/04/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart’s ‘Come to Jesus’ moment regarding the speaker of the House and parliamentary procedure is 20 years too late and as hollow as a kettle drum. In 2001, McKeeva Bush orchestrated a political coup, deposing Kurt Tibbetts as leader of government business and inserting himself in this position. To do that, he had […]

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McTaggart still disputes Panton’s government

McTaggart still disputes Panton’s government

| 19/04/2021 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the leader of the Progressives, is refusing to concede, saying that Wayne Panton, the leader of PACT, does not have a majority and by putting McKeeva Bush in the speaker’s chair, he has created a hung parliament. Following Panton’s announcement earlier that he had secured an agreement with ten non-Alliance Independents, including […]

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PPM-Alliance polled under 29% of popular vote

PPM-Alliance polled under 29% of popular vote

| 18/04/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS): According to Elections Office statistics, as well as returning 12 independent candidates, electors voted overwhelmingly for independent candidates who did not run with the PPM-Alliance last Wednesday. The national turnout on Election Day was 17,404. Sixteen of them were spoilt ballots, 4,980 were for the twelve candidates that ran on the Alliance ticket, both […]

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McTaggart taunts Panton over Mac

McTaggart taunts Panton over Mac

| 18/04/2021 | 160 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the PPM-Alliance, Roy McTaggart, claimed to have nine candidates supporting his coalition in a statement issued today, in which he taunted Wayne Panton, the leader of the PACT group, about possibly forming a government with McKeeva Bush and accused his supporters of stirring up unrest. As the backroom horsetrading continued Sunday, […]

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PPM not accepting ‘will of people’

PPM not accepting ‘will of people’

| 17/04/2021 | 168 Comments

(CNS): Premier Designate Wayne Panton has confirmed that his group met with the Progressive leader, Roy McTaggart, on Saturday but the meeting lasted just fifteen minutes because, Panton said, the PPM is still not grasping the reality of the election result and the mounting pressure from the public for a government led by Independent candidates. […]

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New turn in political horsetrading

New turn in political horsetrading

| 17/04/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the new leader of the Progressives, issued a press statement Saturday afternoon claiming he had met with Wayne Panton to discuss the possibility of forming a coalition government between the PPM-Alliance and the independents “who are still a part of his group”. McTaggart said negotiations were ongoing and he would say more […]

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McTaggart fails to confirm deal with Roper

McTaggart fails to confirm deal with Roper

| 16/04/2021 | 95 Comments

(CNS): While Roy McTaggart claimed late last night that the PPM-Alliance has broken Wayne Panton’s PACT, he has yet to confirm that with Governor Martin Roper. McTaggart has also failed to indicate who his alliance has agreed will be speaker. To keep his working majority he will need to nominate an external speaker, as Panton […]

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Indie PACT cracks under donor pressure

Indie PACT cracks under donor pressure

| 16/04/2021 | 222 Comments

(CNS): Sabrina Turner, the newly elected MP for Prospect, and the new member for East End, Isaac Rankine, have been picked off by the PPM-Alliance from the Independent PACT group, according to PPM Leader Roy McTaggart, who released what is claimed to be the signature page of an agreement document last night. According to sources […]

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