David Moore ANDERSON

Contact DetailsDavid M Anderson MHK

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

Tel: 01624 651515


Address as: Mr Anderson

Full title: Mr David Anderson 


Born: 1954

Education: Douglas High School for Boys; Newton Rigg Agricultural College, Cumbria

Family: Married to Jane, 1 daughter and 1 son

Career: MAFF, Weybridge 1977-78; Dairy and mixed farmer 

Public Service: Patrick Parish Commissioners 1992-2001; Vice-President: Manx Farmers Union 1999-2001

Interests: Sport (athletics), represented Isle of Man Commonwealth Games (Edmonton) 1978, current sporting interest veteran track and field athletics, cycling, walking, church activities

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the Legislative Council 2015-2018
Member of the Department of Infrastructure 2016-2018
Member of the Emoluments Committee 2015-date
Member of the Ecclesiastical Committee 2016-date

Parliamentary Career

Member: Health and Social Security (special responsibility for Health Services) 2001-04, Department of Education and Children 2014-15, Treasury 2015-16, Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities 2015-16

Minister: Education 2004-06, Transport 2006-10, Education and Children 2012, Health 2010-14 

Committees of Tynwald: Ecclesiastical 2001-06 and 2007-12, Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Enhancements Sub-Committee 2004-06, Emoluments of Certain Public Servants 2001-11, Standards and Members’ Interests 2003-11, Economic Policy Review Committee 2014-15, Chairman of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the First-Time Buyer Scheme (Petition for Redress) 2015-16, Chairman of the Ecclesiastical Committee 2012-16.

Chairman: Special Committee on the Public Services Commission Joint Negotiating Committee 2015

House of Keys’ Committees: Consultative 2001-02, Select Committee on Voluntary Euthanasia 2003-06, Management and Members’ Standards 2003-11, Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2011-15

Council of Ministers’ Committees: Drug and Alcohol Strategy, Children and Young People’s Strategy Group, Infrastructure and Environment 2009-10, Marine Spatial Planning Working Group 2008-10, Overseas Aid 2010-11, Retail Policy Working Group 2010-11


Electoral History

First stood and elected as Member of the House of Keys for Glenfaba in 2001, re-elected 2006 and 2011. Elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in June 2015 for a term ending on 29th February 2020.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Study Visit: Westminster, London 2002; Dublin 2014

Member's Interests