Governor says role still 'relevant' in Isle of Man


As the Isle of Man's new Lieutenant Governor starts his first week at work, some Manx nationalist groups are questioning whether the island needs a representative of the Crown at all.

Adam Wood was greeted by hundreds of local people at his swearing in ceremony last week at Castle Rushen.

The first governor was appointed more than two centuries ago and wielded all judicial and political power on the island.

Today the role is essentially a ceremonial one but the new government has defended his position and says he is here to "serve the Manx people".

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