New bid could restructure political system in 2011
A new bill to restructure island politics could be considered before next year's general election.
MLC David Callister is planning to put forward a proposal to have the Legislative Council popularly elected.
The Legislative Council is the upper chamber of Tynwald and currently eight of the eleven members are elected in a secret ballot by the House of Keys.
Other members are the president of Tynwald, the bishop of Sodor and Man and the island's attorney general.
Mr Callister said: "I have consulted with all of the members of the House of Keys and my plan is to bring the bill forward next year, before the general election".