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Tony Brown - Castletown

Marital Status
Children 2
Place of Birth


Political History & Views

What is your political history or relevant experience?

  • First elected to Castletown town Commissioners in 1976 elected Chairman in 1981
  • First stood for the House of Keys in 1981 General Election and was elected and have been returned continuously since that date. Have been returned unopposed twice - 1991 and 2001.
  • Was the youngest member of the House in 1981 and am now the longest serving member.

Political career:

  • 1981 to 1986 - Chairman Government Property Trustees (from 1983); member of the Tourist Board; Local Government Board; Assessment Board; Highway Board.
  • 1986 to 1991 - Minister for Health and Social Security (1986 to 1989); Minister for Local Government and the Environment (1989 to 1994); Minister for Tourism and Leisure (1994 to 1996).
  • 1996 to 2001 - Minister for Transport (1996 to 2001); Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys (2000 to 2001).
  • 2001 to-date - Speaker of the House of Keys (2001 to-date); Deputy President of Tynwald (2002 (Jan) to-date); Chairman of numerous Committees of Tynwald and House of Keys.

For further information please see the Tynwald Companion 2006.

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

What are your main national issues?

  • Protecting peoples rights and freedoms
  • Provision of adequate houses
  • Immigration - Residency Control
  • Dealing with external pressures in relation to our competitiveness
  • Securing our income to continue to provide appropriate services e.g. Health, Social and Education
  • Security of energy supplies and costs
  • Being vigilant, responsive and resourceful to secure our future to the benefit of all
  • Employment opportunities and employment security
  • Adequate care and support for those most in need
  • Improving the Quality and Standard of life for all
  • Safety of the community

What are your main local issues?

  • Provision of adequate housing for the towns needs
  • Employment opportunities
  • Securing and enhancing the town business infrastructure
  • Securing, improving and developing the towns infrastructure
  • Protecting and enhancing Castletowns built heritage and environment

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

  • I will, as I have since first being elected continue to work tirelessly for the benefit of the people and for the Nation as a whole.
  • I will continue to strive to help the most vulnerable in our society.
  • I will continue to be available, approachable, honest, open and forthright.
  • I will do what I believe to be in the Islands best interest
  • I will continue to play an active part in our local community
Other Documents & Information
2001 General Election Manifesto


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