David John QUIRK MHK (Onchan) 

PersonalDavid J Quirk MHK

Education: Murrays Road Primary School, Douglas High School for Boys

Family: Married to Elizabeth (née Thornley), 1 daughter, Rachel

Career: Plumbing and Heating Engineer, Contract Supervisor at Douglas Corporation

Public Service: Onchan District Commissioners: served on all committees as a member and was Chairman twice 1986–2006; Chairman: Onchan Pensioners Social Club, Onchan Silver Band, IOM Indoor Bowls, Bowls Council; President: Onchan Football Club; Vice President: Onchan Horticultural Society

Interests: Sport within the Onchan community, bowling, wildlife and current affairs


Parliamentary Profile

Parliamentary Career

Member of the House of Keys 2006-2016

Member: Transport 2006-10 (delegated function related to drainage including coastline management and delegated function related to highways), Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 2007-09 (delegated function for Wild Life and delegated function for Fisheries), Trade and Industry 2009-10, Education and Children 2010-11, Infrastructure 2010-11, Home Affairs with responsibility for the integrated Prison and Probation Service, and the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service 2011-14, Community, Culture and Leisure 2013-14, Health and Social Care 2014-2016

Chairman: Office of Fair Trading 2011-16

Vice Chairman: Office of Fair Trading 2009-11, Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority 2013-14

Trustee: Manx National Heritage 2012-14

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee on the Manx Electricity Authority 2007-13, Select Committee on Towed Caravans 2014, Environment & Infrastructure Policy Review Committee 2015-16, Tynwald Standards & Members' Interests Committee 2015-16, Emoluments Committee 2015-16, Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2011-16, House of Keys’ Management and Members’ Standards Committee 2015-16

Council of Ministers’ Committees: Social Policy 2009-10, Queen’s Pier Steering Group 2009-10, Manx National Economic Development 2010-11, Retail Policy Working Group 2009-11,  Chief Minister’s Committee on recommendations for the Queen’s Pier Ramsey

Electoral History

Stood unsuccessfully in 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001, elected as Member of the House of Keys for Onchan in 2006, re-elected in 2011

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch

Study Visits: Westminster, London 2007; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2007

Regional Conferences: Guernsey 2009, Isle of Man 2010​