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In 2017 Tynwald marks the 150th anniversary of the first popular election to the House of Keys, previously a self-elected body. Mid-19th-century calls for reform were led by journalists Robert Fargher and James Brown. Following negotiations between Governor Loch and the UK authorities, reforming legislation was enacted in 1866 giving the vote to male landowners and allowing Tynwald some say over finance for the first time in a century. 

Click here to find out more about the events and figures behind the reform movement.