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The Chief Minister (Manx: Ard-choylargh) is the executive head of the Isle of Man Government.
The office derives from that of Chairman of the Executive Council. Before 1980 the Executive Council was chaired by the Lieutenant Governor, but thereafter the chairman was elected by Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man. The title was changed to "Chief Minister" in 1986.
The Chief Minister is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on the nomination of Tynwald after a general election of the House of Keys. He holds office until the next general election (i.e., for 5 years), and is eligible for re-appointment, but may be removed from office by Tynwald on a vote of no confidence in the Council of Ministers.
After the general election in November 2006, Mr John Shimmin MHK, Mr Stephen Rodan MHK (Minister for Health and Social Security) and Mr David Cannan MHK (former Minister for the Treasury) sought nomination as Chief Minister, but none received the necessary majority of votes in Tynwald. On a second vote Mr Tony Brown (Speaker of the House of Keys) was nominated unopposed., Tony Brown stepped down from the role as Chief Minister on 29 September 2011.
- Miles Walker MHK (December 1986 – December 3, 1996)
- Donald Gelling MLC (December 3, 1996 – December 4, 2001)
- Richard Corkill MHK (December 4, 2001 – December 14, 2004)
- Allan Bell MHK (December 14, 2004, caretaker as Chairman of the Council of Ministers)
- Donald Gelling MLC (December 14, 2004 – December 14, 2006)
- Tony Brown MHK (December 14, 2006 – October 11, 2011)
- Allan Bell MHK (October 11, 2011 – Present)
Year Candidates & Votes Elected 2011 2006
- Tony Brown, 30 votes
- Donald Gelling - 29 votes
2001 1996 1991 1986 1985 1981
Chief Ministers of the Isle of Man
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