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Departmental memberships announced

Fri, 28 Oct 2011

All eligible members of Tynwald have been given jobs in government departments.

Allan Bell has announced the departmental memberships for politicians.

It's also been announced who's to serve on statutory boards and other government bodies, subject to Tynwald approval.

New MHK Howard Quayle is to Chair the planning committee, while another new member Alf Cannan will be chairman of both the Whitley Council Employers Side and the Civil Service Commission.

It's unusual for all politicians to be given jobs within Departments.

Mr Bell explains why this may have been the case in the past....[play clip]


Departmental Memberships

Community, Culture and Leisure:

Tim Crookall (Minister), Laurence Skelly, Juan Turner

Economic Development:

John Shimmin (Minister), Alex Downie, Laurence Skelly, Alan Crowe, Geoff Corkish

Education and Children:

Peter Karran (Minister), Dudley Butt, Zac Hall, John Houghton

Environment, Food and Agriculture:

Phil Gawne (Minister) Kate Beecroft, Brenda Cannell


David Anderson (Minister), Dudley Butt

Home Affairs:

Juan Watterson (Minister), David Quirk, Alan Crowe


David Cretney (Minister), Howard Quayle, Richard Ronan, Graham Cregeen, David Callister

Social Care:

Chris Robertshaw (Minister), Leonard Singer, Richard Ronan


Eddie Teare (Minister), Phil Braidwood, Eddie Lowey, Bill Henderson


Statutory Boards

Manx Electricity Authority:

Eddie Lowey - Chairman, John Houghton - Vice Chairman

Isle of Man Post Office:

Geoff Corkish - Chairman, Richard Ronan - Vice Chairman

Water and Sewerage Authority:

Graham Cregeen - Chairman, Bill Henderson - Vice Chairman

Office of Fair Trading:

David Quirk - Chairman, David Callister - Vice Chairman


Other Political Appointments

Planning Committee:

Howard Quayle - Chairman

Whitley Council:

Alf Cannan - Chairman (Employers' Side), Phil Gawne, Leonard Singer

Civil Service Commission:

Alf Cannan - Chairman, Leonard Singer - Vice Chairman



  • Allan Bell MHK


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