Isle of Man

Photo: Paul Dougherty, Tynwald Seneschal

Photo: Paul Dougherty, Tynwald Seneschal

Key Facts

Head of State: HM Queen Elizabeth II

Capital City (location of Parliament): Douglas

Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Keys (24) and Legislative Council (11). The Court of Tywnald is the combined sitting of both Houses.

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CPA UK & the Isle of Man

Parliamentarians from the UK and Tynwald, Isle of Man, participate in regular multilateral activities facilitated by the CPA British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR), of which CPA UK is the Secretariat.

CPA UK welcomes visits from Members of Tynwald and has previously provided familiarisation programmes on the Westminster system, giving Members an opportunity to share experience of parliamentary practice and procedure, and to discuss the role of the Commonwealth in promoting good governance.

Tynwald regularly partners with CPA UK to support programmes as part of the UK Overseas Territories Project, to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience of public financial management across small legislatures.

Isle of Man have also supported CPA BIMR in its Election Observation Missions, most notably those to BVI and the Cayman Islands.

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Our Recent Programme

Visit of Delegation of the House of Keys, Westminster, 29-31 March and 25-27 October 2017

Following the Isle of Man's elections in April 2017, CPA UK hosted all Members of the House of Keys in two tranches. Visits took place in May and October 2017, focusing on providing a familiarisation programme for new MHKs. Themes included parliamentary practice and procedure, the responsibilities of a parliamentarian, oversight and scrutiny and public outreach. The delegation also visited an MP's constituency office to learn and share experiences of serving their communities. The Tynwald delegation was headed by Hon. Juan Watterson SHK, Speaker of the House of Keys.

Election Observation Mission to the Cayman Islands General Election, Cayman Islands, 19-27 May 2017

CPA UK organised the CPA BIMR conducted an Election Observation Mission to assess the electoral process in accordance with international commitments for elections as well as the laws of the Cayman Islands. 

International Parliamentary Conference on National Security and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Project - Westminster and beyond, 2016-2017

As part of CPA UK's annual themed projects, the 2016-17 project was designed to increase parliamentarians’ knowledge of and build capacity on national security and cybersecurity through engaging interactive discussion sessions and networking opportunities with key stakeholders. The programme focused on a range of themes covering legislation, committee scrutiny, budgets, and engagement with civil society, international institutions and the private sector.

Election Observation Mission to British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, 30 May-11 June 2015

The Mission observed the electoral process in accordance with international standards, including the British Virgin Islands commitments under international law as well as domestic legislation.