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Anne Craine - Ramsey

Full Name Anne Valerie Craine
Age 52
Marital Status Married
Children 3 - Ramsey 23, Fletcher 21 and Kezia 19
Place of Birth Isle of Man
Occupation Full Time Member of the House of Keys


Political History & Views

What is your political history or relevant experience?

  • Member of the Board of Education 1992-2003
  • Magistrate
  • Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey 2003 - date
  • Member of the Department of Local Government and the Environment with responsibility for Estates and Housing 2003 - date
  • Member of Department of Trade and Industry 2004-2005
  • Member of Department of Health and Social Security with responsibility for Health 2005-date
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Expenditure and Public Accounts 2004-date
    Member of the Standing Committee on Economic Initiatives 2004-date
  • Member of the Constitutional and External Relations Committee
  • Member of the Energy Policy Committee
  • Member of the Overseas Aid Committee
  • Have served on various Select Committees

Are you a member of any organisation which guides or influences your political views or polices?

No, but I am involved with the following organisations which reflect the importance I place on community and family values:

  • Founder - Ramsey Young Peoples Project
  • Organiser - Ramsey National Week Celebrations
  • President - Northern Neighbours
  • President - Maughold Social Club
  • Vice President - Ramsey Town Band
  • Vice President - Ramsey Football Club
  • Vice President - Ramsey Ladies Cushag Choir
  • Vice President - IOM Standard Bearers Association
  • Committee Member - Bonwick House Family Resource Centre
  • Member - Ramsey Chamber of Trade
  • Patron - IOM Family History Society

What are your main national issues?

  • Maintaining and developing continued economic growth to enable :
    • Secured funding for health services
    • Promotion of high standards of education and training
    • Establishment of new industries for secure job opportunities
    • Provision of affordable housing
    • Greater financial support for those on fixed or low incomes
  • Immigration/Residency control
  • Fuel costs and Energy sustainability
  • Strengthening our constitutional position to give more control over our external affairs.
  • Maintain our Manx identity and heritage for future generations

What are your main local issues?

  • Provision of 24 hour services of Minor Injuries Unit at Ramsey Cottage Hospital
  • Development of Ramsey Marina accomodating the needs of present harbour users.
  • Promotion of new opportunities for local industry
  • Investment in the retail sector
  • Greater provision of affordable housing and sheltered accommodation
  • Restoration of the Queen`s Pier
  • Increased provision of leisure facilities for young people

What do you believe you would bring to government as an MHK?

A full time commitment to a full time job.
Energy, enthusiasm and an ability to work with others as part of a team for the betterment of Ramsey and the Isle of Man and its people.

Other Documents & Information
2006 General Election Manifesto
Letter to Voters (PDF)
2003 Bye-Election Manifesto
2001 General Election Manifesto


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