Isle of Man: Parliamentary Election, 22 September 2016
At stake in this election:
- 24 seats in the House of Keys
Note on the results: The number of registered voters listed above is from 2011.
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard GOZNEY (since 27 May 2016)
- Head of Government: Chief Minister Allan BELL (since 11 October 2011)
- Assembly: Isle of Man has a bicameral Tynwald (High Court) consisting of the Legislative Council with 11 seats and the House of Keys with 24 seats. Members serve 5-year terms.
Note: Isle of Man is a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom, but it is largely self-governing. However, the Chief of State for Isle of Man is Queen ELIZABETH II, the UK Chief of State, and the government of the United Kingdom is responsible for international representation and defense.
Description of electoral system:
- For the House of Keys, members are directly elected by simple majority vote. There are political parties in the Isle of Man, but most candidates stand as independents.
- Elections were last held on 29 September 2011. Independent candidates won most of the seats with 21, while the Liberal Vannin Party took 3.
Main candidates in the election:
- Manx Labour Party
- Leader: David CRETNEY
- Seats won in last election: 0
- Liberal Vannin Party
- Leader: Kate BEECROFT
- Seats won in last election: 3
- Seats won in last election: 21
Population and number of registered voters:
· Population: 87,545 (July 2015 est.)
· Registered Voters: 60,382 (2011)
· Female Population: 43,779 (July 2015)
· Is Isle of Man a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
· Has Isle of Man ratified CEDAW: N/A
· Gender Quota: No
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 2 (8.33%)
· Human Development Index Position: N/A
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
· Is Isle of Man a signatory to CRPD: N/A
· Has Isle of Man ratified CRPD: N/A
· Population with a disability: 13,131 (est.)