Leonard Ian SINGER MHK (Ramsey)

Personal Leonard I Singer MHK

Education: Stand Grammar School, Whitefield, Greater Manchester; Liverpool College of Pharmacy, qualified as a Pharmacist in 1966 

Career: Former proprietor of Singer’s Pharmacy, St Paul’s Square, Ramsey

Public Service: Stockport Metropolitan District Council, Greater Manchester 1973-86; Vice‑Chairman: Transport and Works, Personnel Committee; Member: Education Committee, Recreation and Culture Committee, Policy and Resources Committee, Area Health Authority, Community Health Council 1978-86, Served on 12 school governing boards in public and private sector; Chairman: Cheadle Area Committee, Environmental Health Committee, Licensing sub-committee, Government’s Aviation Consultative Committee for Manchester: responsible for monitoring and reviewing the effect of the Airport’s growth and activities on the surrounding community; Representative: for Stockport on Health Committee of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA) and served on the AMA sub‑committees determining Doctors fees in the Health Service and the Transport of Hazardous Waste; Member: Ramsey Town Commissioners 1991-96 and Chairman 1995-96, 2008-11; Chairman: League of Friends, Ramsey Cottage Hospital; Vice President: Ramsey Music Society; Member: MNEDC 2005-06 

Parliamentary Profile

Parliamentary Career

Member of the House of Keys 1996-2003, 2011-16

Member of the Legislative Council 2003-06

Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys 2013-16

Member: Transport 1996‑99, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 1999-2001, Trade and Industry, 2002-06, Home Affairs 2005‑06, Whitley Council 2011-2012, Social Care 2011-13, 2nd Employers' Representative on the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2011-13, Health 2012-13, Infrastructure 2013-14, Economic Development 2014-16

Chairman: Isle of Man Film Commission 2001-06, Economic Policy Review Committee 2011-14

Vice Chairman: Civil Service Commission 2011-12, Isle of Man Post Office 2014-15

Committees of Tynwald: Declaration of Members’ Interests 1996-99, Economic Initiatives 1999-2003, Select Committee on the Petition for Redress of Grievance of Arthur Derek Radcliffe 2000‑01, Select Committee on GP Out of Hours Services 2003-04, Select Committee on Port St Mary Commissioners 2004-05, Select Committee on Health and Safety 2004‑06, Joint Committee on the Emoluments of Certain Public Servants 2005-06, Public Accounts Committee (eo) 2011-14, Select Committee to Review the Committee System 2015, Select Committee of Tynwald on the First-Time Buyer Scheme (Petition for Redress) 2015-16

Chairman: Select Committee on Complaints of Maladministration of Mrs A E S J Pilling 2000-02

House of Keys’ Committees: Select Committee on the Constitution Bill 2000, Member of the House of Keys Committee on the Landlord and Tenant (Private Housing) Bill 2014-15

Council of Ministers’ Committees: Chief Minister’s Energy Committee 2005-06

Electoral History

First stood and elected as Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey in 1996, re-elected in 2001. First stood and elected to the Legislative Council in 2003, resigned in 2006. Contested Ramsey unsuccessfully in 2006 then re-elected as Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey in 2011

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch

Study Visits: Westminster, London 1997; Brussels 1999; Seminar, Bermuda 2000; Westminster, London 2012; Public Accounts Committee Workshop, London 2012; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2013

Plenary Conferences: Namibia 2002, Nigeria 2006​, South Africa 2013​