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 The Hon Laurence David SKELLY MLC

President of Tynwald

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Contact DetailsLaurence D Skelly MHK

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

Tel: 01624 651532 / 01624 685500

Email: laurence.skelly@gov.im

Address as: Mr President

Full title: The Hon Laurence Skelly MLC, President of Tynwald

Personal

Born: 1961

Education: Ramsey Grammar School.

Family: Married to Jackie with two children, Natalie and Oliver.

Career: Travel and tourism, e-business consultant, a wholesaler and event manager.

Interests: Family, travel, walking, golf, heritage and culture.

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

President of Tynwald 2021-date.
Member of the Legislative Council 2021-date.
Chairman of the Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Council 2021-date.
Vice Chairman of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2021-date.
Chairman of the Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Committee 2021-date.
Vice Chairman of the Tynwald Management Committee 2021-date.
Branch Joint President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee 2021-date.
Branch Joint President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Isle of Man Branch 2021-date.

 

Parliamentary Career

Member of the House of Keys 2011-2021.

Minister: Infrastructure 2014; Minister for Enterprise (formerly Economic Development) 2014-2021.

Member: Community Culture and Leisure with responsibility for community, culture and the Arts 2011-13, Economic Development with responsibility for manufacturing, retail, film, e-commerce, clean tech, bio-tech, energy, construction, mines and minerals, and leading the Employment and Skills Group 2011-14, Infrastructure 2013-14.

Chairman: Planning Committee 2013-14, Chairman of the Isle of Man Arts Council 2011-2013.

Committees of Tynwald: Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Committee 2014, Tynwald Ceremony Enhancements Sub-Committee 2014.

Electoral History

First stood and elected as Member of the House of Keys for Rushen in 2011​, re-elected in 2016.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch.

Study Visits: Westminster, London 2012; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2013; Dublin 2014.

 

Member's Interests