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Kerry Sharpe MA Cantab MLC 

 

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


Tel
: 01624 651515

Email
: kerry.sharpe@gov.im

Address as
: Mrs Sharpe

Full title
: Mrs Kerry Sharpe MA Cantab, MLC

Personal

Born: Isle of Man
 

Family: Married to Ian, two children

Education: Laxey School; Ramsey Grammar School; University of Cambridge, St Catharine's College
 

Career: After graduating, I worked as an English and German teacher in Hamamatsu City, Japan. I then settled in London, becoming a freelance television producer/director specialising in documentaries and factual programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. I also worked as a freelance journalist for magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian and The Independent on Sunday and as a freelance radio reporter for the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3. Returning to the Isle of Man, I worked as a BBC Broadcast Journalist at BBC Isle of Man before leaving to look after our two young children.

Public Service: I worked voluntarily as an interviewer for Motiv8 Addiction Services on their research project, Pathways to Addiction and as a director for the Anne Frank Exhibition, Isle of Man. 
 

Publications: 'On the Trail of the Great Chinese Economic Revolution', in Women Travel, Rough Guides (Penguin Books)

Interests: Reading, hill walking, singing in Laxey and Lonan Community Choir, running, member of Isle of Man Family History Society
 

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the Legislative Council 2018-date                                                                                                          Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2018-date                                                                                   Member of the Select Committee of Tynwald on Whistleblowing 2018-date                                                                   Member of the Department of Health and Social Care 2018-date                                                                              
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Council 2018-date
Member of the 2018 Year of Our Island Political Board 2018
Chair of the Clinical Recommendations Committee 2019-date
Member of the Select Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2019-date

Parliamentary Career

Member of the Select Committee on Accommodation for Vulnerable Young People 2018-19.

Electoral History

First stood and elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2018 for a term ending on 29th February 2020. 

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch 2018-date
 

Study visits: States of Jersey 2019, Scottish Parliament 2019.

Political Party

Independent
 

Member's Interests