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​Marilyn CULLEN

Committee Clerk

Contact Tel: 01624 651535 Email:


Born: 6th July 1947

Parents: John Whiteside and Marjorie Annie (née Spark) of Middlesborough

Education: Eston Grammar School; Douglas College of Further Education: City and Guilds 730-7 Teaching Certificate

Family: Married John Sheffield 1968, 1 daughter and 1 son (md 1991), Married to Edward Daniel Cullen 1993

Career: Trainee Social Worker, Children's Department, Middlesborough County Council 1965-66; Executive Officer, Dept Social Security, Middlesborough 1966-73; Accounts Clerk, MCP Products, Douglas 1980-85; Office Manager, Lawtel Ltd, 1985-90; PA to Senior Partner, Pannell Kerr Forster, 1990-91; Part-time lecturer in secretarial studies, Douglas College of Further Education, 1988-91

Interests: Renaissance music, reading, gardening, needlecraft


Parliamentary Career

Senior Secretary Office of the Clerk of Tynwald 1991-92

Clerk Administrator-Designate 1993

Clerk Administrator 1994-2001

Clerk of the Legislative Council and Deputy Clerk of Tynwald 2001-07

Committee Clerk 2007-date

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Secretary: Study Visits to Westminster 1993, Brussels 1996, 1999

Secretary: Regional Conferences, Isle of Man 1994, Cyprus 1997, Gibraltar 1999, Isle of Man 2000, Scotland 2001, Wales 2002 and Belfast 2007

Secretary: Plenary Conferences, Mauritius 1997, Namibia 2002 and Canada 2004

Assistant Secretary: 1994-2007