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The Speaker's Robes

website.PNGThe House of Keys Speaker’s Robes are currently on display in the Tynwald Library.

The robes were given to the Speaker of the House of Keys by the House of Commons in 1966 to mark the centenary of the beginning of popular elections in the Isle of Man.


The exhibition includes a short film recorded by Culture Vannin, presented by the current Speaker of the House of Keys, Hon Steve Rodan SHK. The video is available to view on the Culture Vannin Vimeo site.



In 1866 the Isle of Man approved the bill that would make the Isle of Man a parliamentary democracy. For the first time a public election would be held and publically elected Members of the House of Keys (MHKs) would be voted into power by the people, to act in the interests of the people.