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Christopher Roy ROBERTSHAW MHK

Constituency: Douglas East

Contact DetailsChristopher R Robertshaw MHK

Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: 01624 651503


Address as: Mr Robertshaw

Full title: Mr Chris Robertshaw MHK


Born: 1948, Chester

Education: St Peter’s Seminary Mill Hill Fathers

Family: Married to Joan, 1 son, Mark and 1 daughter, Helen, 5 grandsons, Joseph, Jack, Jake, Robert and Samuel

Career: British army followed by thirty-five years in tourism which included many years as Managing Director, Company Secretary and Registrar of Sefton Hotel plc. For part of the period concurrently Managing Director of an ABTA/ATOL registered travel agency

Public Service: Director of Kemmyrk, a charity for the homeless, Previously a Member of the Hospital Administration Committee and Director of the Manx Housing Trust

Publications: Compiled, edited and published the Isle of Man’s first Pocket Guide

Interests: Family, travel, reading, Manx dry stone walling, architecture

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the House of Keys 2010-date
Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys 2016-date
Member of the Emoluments Committee 2015-date
Member of the House of Keys Management and Members' Standards Committee 2015-date
Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members' Interests Committee 2015-date
Member of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee 2016-date
Member of the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice 2017-date

Chairman of the Select Committee of Tynwald on Financing of Infrastructure Schemes and Projects 2018-date

Parliamentary Career

Minister: Social Care 2011-14, Community Culture and Leisure 2014, Policy and Reform 2014-15

Chair: Civil Service Commission 2014-15; Whitley Council (Employers' Side) 2014-15; Planning Committee 2015-16

Vice-Chair: Public Sector Pensions Authority 2014-15

Tynwald Committees: Select Committee on the Committee System 2010-11, Select Committee on Service Charges and Freehold Property 2010-11; Chair: Select Committee of Tynwald on the Operation of the Jury System 2015-16, Select Committee of Tynwald on the Funding of Nursing and Residential Care 2015-16

Council of Ministers' Committees: Single Legal Entity Committee Feb-June 2017

Electoral History

Stood unsuccessfully in 2006, elected as Member of the House of Keys for Douglas East at a by-election in 2010, re-elected in 2011, re-elected in 2016.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch

Study Visit: Westminster, London 2012

Political Interests

Economics and the built environment


Member's Interests