Ian Hansen

Ian Hansen (born 1958) is a Falkland Islander farmer and politician who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Camp constituency since winning an uncontested by-election in 2011 which filled the seat vacated by Bill Luxton.[1] Hansen had already served on the Legislative Assembly from 2003 until 2009. He was initially elected as a member of the Legislative Council, which was reconstituted into the Legislative Assembly with the implementation of the 2009 Constitution.[2]

Ian Hansen
Ian Hansen MLA.jpg
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Camp
Assumed office
15 December 2011
Preceded byBill Luxton
In office
6 November 2003 – 5 November 2009
Preceded byPhilip Harper
Succeeded byRoger Edwards
Personal details
Born1958 (age 62–63)
Hill Cove, Falkland Islands
Political partyNonpartisan
Spouse(s)Susan Betts

From 1974–1980, Hansen worked as a shepherd at Hill Cove before moving to work on Pebble Island as a stockman. He was a founding member of the Falkland Islands Farmers Association and was chairman of the Rural Business Association from 2000 until 2003.

In 2003, Hansen joined the Legislative Council as a member for Camp after winning a by-election to fill the seat left vacant by Philip Miller.[3] He lost his seat in the 2009 general election.[4] Hansen returned to the Legislative Assembly in 2011 after being the only candidate in a by-election to fill the seat vacated by Bill Luxton.[1] He won re-election in 2013 and 2017.


  1. ^ a b Janet Robertson (30 November 2011). "Falklands' by-election already has a firm MLA, Ian Hansen for the Camp". MercoPress. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Ian Hansen bio". Falkland Islands Government. falklands.gov.fk. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. ^ Brock, J. (6 November 2003). "Daily Record". Falkland Islands News Network. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  4. ^ Brock, J. (6 November 2006). "Falklands Election – Camp Constituency". South Atlantic Remote Territories Media Association. Retrieved 2011-07-03.