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David John ASHFORD MHK (Douglas North)

Tel: (07624) 427232; Email:; Website:

Address: 19 Berrywoods Avenue, Governors Hill, Douglas, IM2 7DA


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Born: 1977, Douglas, Isle of Man

Education: St Ninians High School, Lancaster University (Edge Hill)

Career: Retail 1994-2001, bar manager 2001-2003, worked for a local insurance company 2003-2014, starting as general administrator, then senior administrator and finally as a support specialist. Since 2014 I have worked for a local project firm, acting as operations manager 2014-2015 and Chief Executive 2015-2016.

Public Service: Douglas Councillor for Victoria Ward 2008-2016

Parliamentary Profile 

Current Posts

Member of the House of Keys for Douglas North 2016-date
Minister for Health and Social Care 2017-date                                                        Vice-Chair of the Public Services Commission 2017-date   
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2016-date
Member of the House of Keys Management and Members' Standards Committee 2016-date
Member of the Emoluments Committee 2016-date
Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members' Interests Committee 2016-date
Member of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee 2016-date
Member of the Tynwald Standing Orders Committee 2016-date                                                                                                                                                                           Employer Representative of the Public Sector Pensions Authority Board 2016-date

Parliamentary Career

Member: Cabinet Office 2016-17

Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on the Organization and Operation of the General Election 2016-2017

Electoral History

First elected as Member of the House of Keys for Douglas North in 2016, having unsuccessfully stood in a by-election in 2015.

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