THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT WEBSITE WHICH MAKES AVAILABLE INFORMATION FROM THE ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT
Below is a list of names, titles and information which may help understanding the Isle of Man Parliament.
Provide by the Tynwald website.
'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/Pages/default.aspx
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.
Sir Richard Gozney was sworn in on the 27th May 2016. 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. The Governor to be appointed after having been recommended to the Monarch, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, by a panel from the Isle of Man.
Hon Steve Rodan MLC President of Tynwald
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 Steve Rodan MLC, he was elected to the position in July 2016
For further information, use link: http://www.tynwald.org.im/memoff/preside/Pages/default.aspx
Hon JUAN WATTERSON SHK
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 Speaker Hon Jaun Watterson SHK was elected on 27th September 2016.
For further information, use link:
Hon Howard Quayle MHK
Manx equivalent of a Prime Minister voted in by Tynwald after each general election and appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, the present Chief Minister is the Hon Howard Quayle MHK, who was elected by Tynwald and appointed by Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney on the 4th October 2016.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OCTOBER 2016
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.
Tynwald Court sits in public on the third Tuesday each month from October to June and on the Tuesday following Tynwald Day. The sittings are for up to three consecutive days, depending on the volume of business, and commence each day at 10.30 am.
The business of Tynwald Court is set out in order and question papers, decisions are recorded in the votes and proceedings and the full record of everything said is set out in the Official Report - Hansard. For documents from the current Parliamentary session go to Business. To search older documents use the links at the foot of the page.
The thirty five members of Tynwald Court are those of the two Branches, the House of Keys and the Legislative Council. Procedure is controlled by the President of Tynwald in accordance with Standing Orders, on which her interpretation is authoritative.
Further details of the procedure and types of business of Tynwald Court may be found at: http://www.tynwald.org.im/about/tynwald/Pages/default.aspx
HOUSE OF KEYS
Y CHIARE AS FEED
The House of Keys is the lower Branch of Tynwald. It has twenty four Members directly elected, every five years, from fifteen constituencies.
The House of Keys sits in public each week on a Tuesday from 10.00am except on the third Tuesday of the month and during recess periods.
The sitting begins with up to an hour of Questions. Followed by the principal business of the House which is the consideration of legislation. By convention, Bills are considered first in the House of Keys and then in the Legislative Council.
The business of the House of Keys is set out in an order paper, decisions are recorded in the votes and proceedings and the full record of everything said is set out in the Official Report - Hansard.
The procedure in the House of Keys is controlled by the Speaker in accordance with Standing Orders, on which his interpretation is authoritative.
Further details of the procedure and types of business of the House of Keys may be found at: http://www.tynwald.org.im/about/hok/Pages/default.aspx
Y CHOONCEIL SLATTYSSAGH
The Legislative Council is the upper Branch of Tynwald and its eleven members are either indirectly elected or sit ex officio.
The Legislative Council sits in public each week on a Tuesday from 10.30am except on the third Tuesday of the month and during recess periods.
The sitting may begin with Questions followed by the principal business of the Council which is the consideration of legislation. Although it is possible for Bills to be first introduced into the Council, by convention Bills are now usually first introduced into the Keys and the Council has become primarily a revising chamber.
The business of the Legislative Council is set out in an order paper, decisions are recorded in the votes and proceedings and the full record of everything said is set out in the Official Report - Hansard. For documents from the current Parliamentary session go to Business. To search older documents use the links at the foot of the page.
The procedure in the Legislative Council is controlled by the President in accordance with Standing Orders, on which her interpretation is authoritative.
Further details of the procedure and types of business of the Legislative Council may be found at: http://www.tynwald.org.im/about/legco/Pages/default.aspx
This site is not designed to replace or
impersonate official Isle of Man Parliament or
For their website please go to
For Isle of Man Government website go to
All information is added in the Isle of Man, not the UK, please feel free to use any information on this site, all that we ask is that you acknowledge where the information came from and quote: http://www.mhkstheyworkforyou.com/
if you have any questions or queries please feel free to use the Contact Us section.
Administrator / Webmaster.
Administrator / Webmaster: Eddie Power, Ballasalla, Isle of Man. email@example.com Tel: 01624 823359
© MHKS THEY WORK FOR YOU