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Below is a list of names and titles which may help understanding the Isle of Man Parliament.
THE ISLE OF MAN
A sitting of Members of the House of Keys (MHKs) and Members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) together within the Legislative Building in Douglas, Tynwald is also held outside once a year at St Johns on Tynwald Hill on 5th July this being called Tynwald Day, this is ceremonial and used for the reading of all the new laws for that year, in the presence of the Lord of Man or their representative. Tynwald is accepted as the longest continuous Parliament in the world. Tynwald sits once a month in Douglas between October and July.
For further information use link: http://www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald/index.html
For a brief history of Tynwald use link: http://www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald/history.shtml
For the seating plan of Tynwald 2010 use link: http://www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald/tsp.pdf
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LORD OF MAN
The title is held by the Monarch at present Her Majesty Elizabeth II, all manx laws go for Royal Assent as is done in the UK.
Appointed every 5 years by the Monarch in her or his role as Lord of Man. The Lieutenant Governor acts as the Monarch's representative and lives in the Isle of Man. He has no political position or political power in the Isle of Man. Sir Paul Haddacks held the position until the end of March 2011. Mr Adam Wood was sworn in on the 7th April 2011, Mr Wood's is the first Governor to be appointed after having been recomended to the Monarch, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, by a panel from the Isle of Man .
PRESIDENT OF TYNWALD
The position has been in place since 1990 previously the position was held by the Lieutenant Governor , he or she is now elected by the members of Tynwald for a term of five years. The present President is the Hon Clare Christian, MLC.
For further information use link: www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald/presiding-officers.shtml
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF KEYS
LOAYREYDER YN CHIARE AS FEED
UK equivalent Speaker of House of Commons, elected by the members of the House of Keys after every general election. His position differs to that of the Speaker of the Commons in that he can vote in a House of Keys debate in his own right as constituency MHK, but he cannot speak in the debate. In addition he has the casting vote in the Keys in the event of a tie and always votes with the status quo. In Tynwald he can both speak and vote in all debates, in his capacity as an MHK,since he is not acting there as a presiding officer. The present Speaker Hon Steve Rodan SHK is now into his second term having been elected unopposed on the 4th October 2011.
For further information use link: www.tynwald.org.im/keys/presiding-officers.shtml
Manx equivalent of a Prime Minister nominated by Tynwald after each general election and appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, The present Chief Minister is the Hon Allan Bell MHK, who was elected by Tynwald and appointed by Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood on the 11th October 2011.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
COONCEIL NY SHIRVEISHEE
It can often be referred to as CoMIN, it consists of 10 Ministers who are Heads of Departments including the Chief Minister.The nearest equivalent is the UK cabinet.
HOUSE OF KEYS
Y CHIARE AS FEED
A sitting of MHKs only, they sit for 3 weeks each month October to July, they are elected by the people of the Isle of Man every 5 years, each represents a constituency some constituencies have more than one MHK. There are 24 MHKs from 15 constituencies which include the Chief Minister and Speaker of the House of Keys referred to as a SHK. Sometimes the House of Keys is referred to as the lower chamber although it has more power than the upper chamber.
For Further information use link: www.tynwald.org.im/keys/index.html
Y CHOONCEIL SLATTYSSAGH
A sitting of 8 MLCs elected by the members of the House of Keys in a secret ballot for a term which ends on the last day of February following the fourth anniversary of their election, a member has to obtain 13 votes for re-election. There are 11 MLCs including the Lord Bishop and the Attorney General (AG does not have a vote), the President of Tynwald is President of Legislative Council, and has a casting vote in event of a tied vote. MLCs can be former members of the House of Keys or ordinary Manx residents. It operates as the upper chamber of parliament working as the revising section of parliament.
For further information use link: www.tynwald.org.im/council/index.html
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