Hon Allan Robert BELL CBE MHK (Ramsey) 

Contact Tel: 01624 685706  Em​ail: chief.minister@cso.gov.im

PersonalAllan R Bell MHK

Education: Ramsey Grammar School

Family: Unmarried

Career: Retailer

Public Service: Ramsey Commissioners 1977-84

Honours and Decorations: CBE 2016 


Parliamentary Profile

Parliamentary Career

Member of the House of Keys 1984-2016

Chief Minister 2011-2016

Minister: Tourism and Transport 1986-90, Tourism, Leisure and Transport 1990-94, Industry 1991-1996, Home Affairs 1996-2001, Treasury 2001-10, Economic Development 2010-11

Member: Board of Education 1984-86, Local Government Board 1984-86, Passenger Transport Board 1984-85

Chairman: Passenger Transport Board 1985-86, Arts Council 1987-91, Sports Council 1987-94

Committees of Tynwald: Declaration of Members’ Interests 1985-90, Select Committee on the Petition for Redress of Grievance of Jill Dugdale 1999-2001, Select Committee on Local Government Reform 2000-01, Tynwald Members’ Pension Scheme Management Committee (eo) 2011-16, Member of the Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Committee (eo) 2011-16

Chairman: Select Committee on the Allegations of Mr R D Wolstenholme 1996

Council of Ministers’ Committees: Shipping Liaison 1986-89, Economic (Development) 1986-89, 1989-91, Economic 1992-99, Shipping 1992-2006, Economic Development 1992-2004, Drug and Alcohol Strategy, Responsibilities of Government Departments, Planning Process Review, Personnel Control Sub-committee, E-Commerce, Children and Young People’s Strategy Group, Economic Development, Governance 2005-10, Executive Coordination 2008-10, Manx National Heritage Working Group, Constitutional and External Relations 2007-11, Manx National Economic Development 2006-11, Promoting the Island’s Future 2007-11, Regeneration Steering 2008-11

Electoral History

Contested Ramsey unsuccessfully 1976, elected as Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey in a 1984 by-election, re-elected 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. 

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch Executive Committee (eo) 2011-date

Study Visit: Brussels 1999

Regional Conference: Gibraltar 1986


Member's Interests