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​Members of the House of Keys

What do MHKs do?

The public elects Members of the House of Keys (MHKs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Keys and Tynwald. 

How many MHKs are there?

There are 24 MHKs, two for each of the 12 constituencies. Each MHK represents around 3,500 people. 

What your MHKs can do for you

MHKs can assist their constituents in a variety of ways, from making private enquiries on your behalf, to raising matters publicly in the House of Keys and Tynwald.

When are MHKs elected?

In the Isle of Man a General Election is held every five years. 

A parliamentary by-election happens when a seat in the House of Keys becomes vacant between general elections. 

How are MHKs elected?​

During an election everyone eligible to cast a vote in a constituency (constituents) selects two candidates to be their MHK. To be eligible to vote, you must be registered to vote​.  

The non-partisan system

Most MHKs are not affiliated to a political party. They sit as independents.  

The Isle of Man has four registered political parties; one is currently represented in the House of Keys.  

Pay and expenses for Members of the House of Keys​

Find out the remuneration and allowances for MHKs.   

Who is my MHK?

Click the image below to read more about all the current MHKs. 




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