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Phil Braidwood - Douglas East

Full Name Robert Philip (Phil) Braidwood
Age 57
Marital Status Married to Lynda for 33 years
Children 2 - a daughter Rachael and a son Adam
Place of Birth Bolton, Lancs
  If not the Isle of Man when did you move here?
1951 Aged 2
Occupation MHK


Political History & Views

What is your political history or relevant experience?

  • Member of Onchan Commissioners 1983 - 1988 (Resigned when the family moved into Douglas)
  • Elected to the House of Keys at a by-election in 1995
  • Member of DoT with responsibility for Ports 1995 - 1996
  • Re-elected in 1996
  • Member of DLGE with responsibiliy for Environmental Health and Safety Division. Nov 1996 - 1999
  • Member of Treasury 1999 - 2001
  • Chairman of Financial Supervision Commission 1999 - 2001
  • Re elected in 2001
  • Minister of Home Affairs 2001 - 2005
  • Chairman of the Communications Commission 2001 - 2005
  • Minister of DoT 2005 - todate

Are you a member of any organisation which guides or influences your political views or polices?


What are your main national issues?

  • Maintaining a healthy economy to enable continued investment into Island services, such as healthcare, education and social amenities.
  • Provision of affordable housing.
  • Immigration and residency control. Ensuring there is no negative impact on the Island in relation to protecting local jobs, social services and infrastructure.
  • Maintaining and improving our standard of living.
  • Making our roads safer.

What are your main local issues?

  • Ensuring adequate healthcare and social services.
  • Improving local infrastructure, roads, amenities etc.
  • Securing and improving leisure facilities, particularly for the young.
  • Anti-social behaviour.
  • Inappropriate local developments and planning decisions.

What do you believe you would bring to government as an MHK?

  • My commitment to continue to serve and represent the people of East Douglas, in particular, and the Isle of Man as a whole.
  • My commitment to always act in the best interests of the Isle of Man and its people.
  • My commitment to be available, approachable and open minded.
  • My commitment to be fair in my dealings with the public.
  • My commitment to be a positive member of Government with a “can do” attitude to issues of public concern.
  • My commitment to work with other members of Government to achieve positive benefits for the Isle of Man.
Other Documents & Information
Letter to Voters October 2006
2001 General Election Manifesto


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