Dudley Michael William BUTT, MLC 

Contact Tel: 01624 686170  Em​ail: dudley.butt@gov.im

PersonalDudley MW Butt MLC

Education: Laxey Primary School and Ramsey Grammar School, International Compliance Diploma

Family: Married to Mary (née Cook) 1967, 2 sons and 1 daughter (md); Married to Marjorie (née Dugdale) 2001, 1 daughter

Career: Isle of Man Constabulary 1962-2001: Police Cadet, Detective Constable Scenes of Crime, Detective Constable, Detective Sergeant, Detective Inspector, Prosecuting Inspector, Training, Media and Personnel Inspector, Divisional Commander Northern Division, Detective Chief Inspector

Public Service: Chairman and representative: IOM Police Federation 1986-89; Treasurer: Police Sports Club 1970-75; Captain: Police Cricket Team 1970-80, Police Football Team 1973-80 and Golf Society 1994; Secretary: Oxfam 1964; Former Secretary, Chairman, Captain and current President of Laxey Football Club; Committee member: Beryl’s Bus project 1996-99; Chairman and Director: Laxey and Lonan Sports and Community Facilities charity 1999-date

Honours and Decorations: Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Interests: Football, Cricket, Golf, motor cycling, writing, photography, hill walking, Parish walking, classic vehicles, gardening and countryside.


Parliamentary Profile


Member of the Legislative Council 2005-15
Member of the Department of Health and Social Care 2014-15
Chairman of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee 2012-15
Member of the Economic Policy Review Committee 2011-15
Member of the Public Accounts Committee (eo) 2012-15
Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members’ Interests Committee 2008-15
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Council 2011-15
Children’s Champion for Looked After Children 2009-15
Chairman of Sport and Schools Healthy Partnership
Chairman of the Clinical Recommendations Committee

Parliamentary Career

Member: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 2005-07 and 2009, Trade and Industry 2005-06, Local Government and the Environment 2006-09, Health and Social Security 2007-09, Tourism and Leisure 2009-10, Education 2009-12, Health 2010-14

Chairman: Whitley Council 2009-11

Vice Chairman: Civil Service Commission 2007-09 and 2012-13

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee on DLGE Expenditure 2005-6, Select Committee on Health and Safety 2005-06, Select Committee on Queen’s Pier 2005-06, Select Committee on Report on Redress for Mr & Mrs Spadoni 2009-10, Public Accounts 2007-11, Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee 2011-12, Select Committee on the Manx Electricity Authority 2005-12

Committees of the Legislative Council: Legislative Council Deputation on the Sunbeds Bill 2013

Council of Ministers’ Committees:

Member: Council of Minister’s Third Sector Strategy Group 2008-2015

Chairman: Community Pride 2006-08, Corporate Parenting Group 2009-11

Electoral History

First elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in 2005, re-elected in 2010 for a term expiring 28th February 2015

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch


Member's Interests