Robert Philip BRAIDWOOD BEng Former MLC 

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PersonalPhilip R Braidwood MLC

Education: Peel and Onchan Primary Schools, Ballakermeen and St Ninian’s High School; Liverpool University: Metallurgy, B Eng

Family: Married to Lynda Anne (née Donaldson) 1974; 1 daughter, Rachael Louise and 1 son, Adam James; 4 Grandchildren, Owen, Morgan, Daisy and Theo

Career: Metallurgist at British Insulated Callendar Cables 1971-73; Post Office, postal officer 1973-81; Sub postmaster, Windsor Road Post Office 1981-95

Public Service: Onchan Commissioners 1983-88

Interests: Hill walking


Parliamentary Profile


Member of the Legislative Council 2010-2015
Member of Treasury 2006-2015
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2010-2015
Chairman of the Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities 2007-2015
Member of the Emoluments Committee 2013-2015

Parliamentary Career

Member: Transport (special responsibility for ports) 1995-96, Local Government and the Environment 1996-99, Treasury 1999-2001, Whitley Council 2002-07

Minister: Home Affairs 2001-05, Transport 2005-06

Chairman: Financial Supervision Commission 1999-2001, Communications Commission 2001-05

Parliamentary Posts: Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys 2008-10

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee on the Retail Industry 1995-96, Petition for Redress of Grievance Jean Noreen Thompson 1995-98, Economic Initiatives 1999-2004, Joint Committee on the Emoluments of Certain Public Servants 1997-2002, Constitutional Matters 1997-2001 and 2007-11, Civil Service Commission (Personnel) 1996, Equalisation of Pensionable Age 1998-99, Local Government Reform 2000-01, Petition for Redress of Grievance of Leslie and Winifred Cook 2003-05, Select Committee on the Workshop for the Disabled 2007, Scrutiny 2007-11

House of Keys’ Committees:  Consultative 1997-2001, Standing Orders 2006-10

Council of Ministers’ Committees: Constitutional and External Relations, Drug and Alcohol Strategy, E-Commerce, Children and Young People’s Strategy Group, Ombudsman Sub-Committee, Social Policy 2005-09, Bradda Glen Working Group 2007-08, MNH Working Group 2007-08, Infrastructure and Environment 2005-08, Retail Policy Working Group 2009-10, Business Change Steering Group 2007-11, Energy, Climate Change and Marine Spatial Planning 2010-11, Douglas Regeneration 2009-11

Chairman: Estate Management Forum 2010-11

Electoral History

First stood and elected as a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas East in a by-election in 1995. Re-elected in 1996, 2001 and 2006
First stood for, and elected to, the Legislative Council in 2010 for a term expiring on the 28th February 2015

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch Executive Committee 2007-2015

Study Visits: Houses of the Oireachtas, Dublin 1995; European Parliament, Brussels 1996; Westminster, London 2007

Regional Conference: Scotland 2012 

Plenary Conferences: Mauritius 1997; Australia 2001; Sri Lanka 2012


Member's Interests