Christopher Roy ROBERTSHAW MHK

Constituency: Douglas East

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Contact DetailsChristopher R Robertshaw MHK

Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: 01624 651503


Address as: Mr Robertshaw

Full title: Mr Chris Robertshaw MHK


Born: 1948, Chester

Education: St Peter’s Seminary Mill Hill Fathers.

Family: Married to Joan, 1 son, Mark and 1 daughter, Helen, 5 grandsons, Joseph, Jack, Jake, Robert and Samuel.

Career: British army followed by thirty-five years in tourism which included many years as Managing Director, Company Secretary and Registrar of Sefton Hotel plc. For part of the period concurrently Managing Director of an ABTA/ATOL registered travel agency.

Public Service: Director of Kemmyrk, a charity for the homeless, Previously a Member of the Hospital Administration Committee and Director of the Manx Housing Trust.

Publications: Compiled, edited and published the Isle of Man’s first Pocket Guide.

Interests: Family, travel, reading, Manx dry stone walling, architecture.

Parliamentary Profile

Parliamentary Career

Member of the House of Keys 2010-2021.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys 2016-2021.

Minister: Social Care 2011-14, Community Culture and Leisure 2014, Policy and Reform 2014-15.

Chair: Civil Service Commission 2014-15; Whitley Council (Employers' Side) 2014-15; Planning Committee 2015-16.

Vice-Chair: Public Sector Pensions Authority 2014-15.

Tynwald Committees: Select Committee on the Committee System 2010-11, Select Committee on Service Charges and Freehold Property 2010-11; Chairman Select Committee of Tynwald on the Operation of the Jury System 2015-16, Select Committee of Tynwald on the Funding of Nursing and Residential Care 2015-16; Emoluments Committee 2015-2021; House of Keys Management and Members' Standards Committee 2015-2021; Tynwald Standards and Members' Interests Committee 2015-2021; Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee 2016-2021; Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice 2017-2021; Public Accounts Committee 2018-2021; Chairman of the Economic Policy Review Committee 2018-2021; Chairman of the Select Committee of Tynwald on Financing of Infrastructure Schemes and Projects 2018-July 2018; Member of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the Development of Unoccupied Urban Sites April 2018-November.

Council of Ministers' Committees: Single Legal Entity Committee Feb-June 2017.

Electoral History

Stood unsuccessfully in 2006, elected as Member of the House of Keys for Douglas East at a by-election in 2010, re-elected in 2011, re-elected in 2016.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch

Study Visit: Westminster, London 2012.

Political Interests

Economics and the built environment.


Member's Interests