David Alexander CALLISTER MLC

Contact Tel: 01624 686143  Em​ail: david.callister@gov.im

PersonalDavid A Callister MLC

Education: Braddan Primary School, Ballakermeen and Douglas High School

Family: Married to Ann (née Popplewell) 1960, 2 sons and 2 daughters

Career: Apprentice painter and decorator 1952-53; National Service (Royal Engineers) 1953-57; Nestle Company (Isle of Man & Sheffield) 1957-58; S R Keig Ltd 1959-60; Office Manager Rural Industries Ltd Braddan 1960-83; Freelance Broadcaster (Manx Radio) 1983-2008

Public Service: Tourist Board Sub-Committee 1963-64 (Music Festivals), Mann 2000 Features Committee for Millennium Year 1997-2000

Interests: Family, music, radio, films, theatre and cricket


Parliamentary Profile


Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members’ Interests Committee 2010-2013
Member of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee 2012-2013

Parliamentary Career

Member: Trade and Industry 2008-09, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 2008-09, Transport 2009-10, Infrastructure 2010-13

Vice Chairman: Civil Service Commission 2009-11, Office of Fair Trading 2011-13

Tynwald Committees: Select Committee on the Petition for Redress of Donald Whittaker 2008-09, Member of the Select Committee on Crossag Farm 2008-10, Member of the Select Committee on the Television Licence Fee 2009-11, Select Committee on the MEA 2008-13

Electoral History

First elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in 2008 for a term expiring on 28th February 2013​