House of Keys constituencies
This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Constituencies from 2016Edit
|Constituency||Sheading||Local government areas||MHKs returned|
|Arbory, Castletown & Malew||Rushen||Arbory, Castletown, Malew and parts of east Rushen||2|
|Ayre & Michael||Ayre, Michael||Andreas, Ballaugh, Bride, Jurby, Lezayre and Michael||2|
parts of Onchan
|Garff parish (comprising the former Laxey, Lonan,
Maughold) and parts of north Onchan
|Glenfaba & Peel||Glenfaba||German, Patrick and Peel||2|
|Middle||Middle excluding Douglas||Braddan, Marown and Santon||2|
|Onchan||Garff||Onchan excluding parts of north Onchan||2|
|Rushen||Rushen||Port St Mary, Port Erin and most of Rushen||2|
Constituencies from 1986–2011Edit
The constituencies used for the 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 General Elections for the House of Keys were:
|Constituency||Sheading||Local Government Areas||MHKs returned|
|Ayre||Ayre||Andreas, Bride, Lezayre||1|
|Garff||Garff without Onchan||Lonan, Maughold, Laxey||1|
|Michael||Michael||Ballaugh, Jurby, Michael||1|
|Rushen||Rushen||Arbory, Rushen, Port St Mary, Port Erin||3|
|Middle||Middle without Santon Parish or Douglas||Braddan, Marown||1|
|Malew and Santon||Parts of Middle and Rushen||Malew, Santon||1|
- Garff and Ayre became one seat constituencies, having previously each had two seats.
- Onchan constituency was created, having been previously part of Middle constituency.
- Middle constituency was created from the parishes of Marown (formerly part of Glenfaba constituency) and Braddan.
- Malew and Santon constituency was created from the parishes of Malew (formerly part of Rushen constituency), and Santon (formerly part of Middle constituency).
1867 to 2011 electionsEdit
The original constituencies set out in the House of Keys Election Act 1866, providing for the House to be elected for the first time. These are shown below and were used for the 1867, 1875, and 1881 General Elections.
The arrangements for elections between 1881 and 1903 are not currently shown in the table.
The original constituencies were altered by the Redistribution Act 1893 as follows:
These were used for the 1903, 1908, 1913 and 1919 General Elections. The same constituencies and distribution of seats were also used for the 1934, 1946 and 1951 elections and so are likely also to have been used for the 1924 and 1929 elections.
The distribution of seats was changed for the 1956 election, and again for the 1986 election, as shown.
|Malew and Santon||1|
|Douglas South (t)||3||2||2||2|
|Douglas East (t)||-||2||2|
|Douglas West (t)||-||2||2|
|Douglas North (t)||3||1||2|
(s) = sheading, (t) = town
Further back in history, before democratic elections, each of the six sheadings was represented by four members.
- Hansard November 1934, November 1946 and November 1951
- Hansard November 1956, November 1971, 1976, 1981