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Legislative Council
Yn Choonseil Slattyssagh
Type
Type Upper house
Leadership
President of Tynwald and President of the Legislative Council Noel Cringle
since 2000
Structure
Members 11
Meeting place
Website
www.tynwald.org.im/council
Isle of Man

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The Legislative Council (Manx: Yn Choonseil Slattyssagh) is the upper chamber of Tynwald, the legislature of the Isle of Man.

It consists of eleven Members —

The MLCs are elected by the House of Keys by secret ballot for a term of 4 years. Four retire every 2 years, so four MLCs are elected at a time. A MLC must be at least 21 years old and resident in the Isle of Man.

Formerly, the Lieutenant Governor presided over the Legislative Council and over Tynwald Court (a joint session of the Council and the House of Keys). Now, however, the President of Tynwald, who is chosen by the whole Tynwald for a six-year term, is the ex officio President of the Legislative Council, and presides over both the Legislative Council and Tynwald Court, except that the Lieutenant Governor presides once a year on Tynwald Day. Furthermore, the Church of England Bishop of Sodor and Man and the Attorney General appointed by the Lord of Mann have seats on the Legislative Council. The President has a casting vote, the Bishop may vote like other members, while the Attorney General may not vote at all.

The Council does not normally originate legislation (the last Act originating from the Council was the Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1986). Instead, it reviews legislation from the House of Keys. The Council, being elected by the MHKs themselves, does not have significant authority in Tynwald.

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Composition

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Original

The original function of the Legislative Council was executive (i.e. giving advice to the Lieutenant Governor) and its membership was entirely appointed, as follows:

The first seven were Crown appointments and the last two appointments by the Bishop. Reforms were slowly made to reduce the number of judicial and religious appointments and these members were slowly replaced by indirectly elected members.

1917 Reform

In 1917, the Judicature (Amendment) Act introduced by the Legislative Council removed Clerk of the Rolls from the composition of the Council which thus consisted of the above eight members (excluding the Clerk of the Rolls).

1919 Reform

In 1919 The Archdeacon, the Vicar General and the Receiver General were removed as ex-officio members of the Council by the Isle of Man Constitution Amendment Act 1919. The members were thus:

1965 Reform

The Second Deemster lost his seat in the Council.

1975 Reform

The First Deemster lost his seat in the Council.

1980 Reform

The Lieutenant Governor was removed as Presiding Officer and replaced by an indirectly elected President of the Legislative Council. The Governor still presided at joint sittings of Tynwald.

1990 Reform

The Lieutenant Governor is removed as Presiding Officer of Tynwald and replaced by a member of Tynwald elected by the Members of the court (i.e. the High Court of Tynwald) as President of Tynwald. The President of Tynwald is also a member of the Legislative Council and presides at its sittings.

Current composition

The non ex-officio members are elected by the House of Keys for terms which end at the end of February following the fourth anniversary of their election.

Current members

Membership

Year Election Previous Members Candidates Elected
2008

Scheduled

2008

Change in Lord Bishop

  • n/a
2007

Resignations

2005

Scheduled

2003

Scheduled

2003

Resignation of the Lord Bishop

  • n/a
2002

Death

2000

Scheduled

2000

Resignation of the President of Tynwald

1998

Attorney General promoted to First Deemster

  • n/a
1998

Scheduled

1995

?

  •  ?
  •  ?
1994

?

  •  ?
  •  ?
1993

?

  •  ?
  •  ?
1990

Constitutional Change: President of Tynwald becomes ex officio President of the LegCo

  •  ?
1988

Resignation of President of the LegCo

  •  ?
1985

?

  • Robert Kerruish
  •  ?
1982

?

  •  ?
  •  ?
1982

?

  • Alfred Simcocks
  • ?
  • ?
1981

Resignation

  • ?
  • ?
1980

Constitutional change: Governor replaced as presiding officer by elected President of the LegCo

  •  ?
1977

?

  •  ?
1974

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Alfred Simcocks
1974

?

  • ?
  • ?
1974

?

  • Hubert Radcliffe
  • ?
  • ?
1970

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Robert Kerruish
1970

?

  • ?
  • ?
1964

?

  • Ewan Farrant
  • ?
  • ?
1963

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Hubert Radcliffe
1963

?

  • ?
  • ?
1962

Resignation

  • ?
1962

Constitution Change

  • (seat created)
  • ?
1958

?

  • ?
  • ?
1958

?

  • Joseph Callister
  • ?
  • ?
1955

?

  • ?
  • ?
1954

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Ewan Farrant
1951

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Joseph Callister
1950

?

  • Joseph Callister
  • ?
1946

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Joseph Callister
1943

?

  • ?
  • ?
1943

?

  • Daniel Teare
  • ?
1943

?

  • William Southward
  • ?
1942

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Daniel Teare
1942

?

  • Richard Quirk
  • ?
1935

?

  • Arthur Crookall
  • ?
1934

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Arthur Crookall
1934

?

  • ?
  • ?
1931

Death

  • Edward Callister
  • Frank Dagleish
  • ?
  • Frank Dagleish (Keys electee)
1928

?

  • John Clucas (Governor's appointee)
  • ?
1928

?

  • ?
  • ?
1924

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • John Clucas
1924

?

  • Joseph Cunningham
  • ?
1924

?

  • John Kerruish
  • ?
1924

?

  • John Goldie-Taubman
  • ?
1921

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • Edward Callister (Keys electee)
1921

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • John Goldie-Taubman
1921

Change of Attorney General

  • George Alfred Ring
  • n/a
  • Ramsey Bignall Moore
1919

Constitutional Reform

  • Joseph Qualtrough
  • Joseph Cunningham
  • John Kerruish
  • William Southward
  • ?
  • Joseph Qualtrough (Keys electee)
  • Joseph Cunningham (Keys electee)
  • John Kerruish (Keys electee)
  • William Southward (Keys electee)
  • George Drinkwater (Governor's appointee)
  • Richard Quirk (Governor's appointee)
1909

Resignation of Receiver General

  • n/a
1894

?

  • ?
  • ?
1893

?

  • ?
1887

?

  • ?
1887

?

  • ?
  • ?
1883

?

  • ?
  • ?
1867

?

  • William Watson Christian
  • ?
1848

?

  • ?
  • ?
  • William Watson Christian

Coordinates: 54°09′03″N 4°28′56″W / 54.15083°N 4.48222°W / 54.15083; -4.48222


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