Clare Christian

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Clare Christian
President of Tynwald
Assumed office
12 July 2011[1]
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Tony Brown
Allan Bell
Governor Adam Wood
Preceded by Noel Cringle
Personal details
Born (1945-09-11) 11 September 1945 (age 69)
Isle of Man
Nationality Manx
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Thomas Christian
(m. 1974, div. 1977)
Children 1 son
Profession Politician

The Honorable Clare Margaret Christian BSc MLC (born 11 September 1945[2]) is a Manx politician, who is currently President of Tynwald. She is a former member of the Legislative Council and former Health Minister of the Isle of Man Government.[3]

Christian is the daughter of Sir Charles Kerruish, President of Tynwald and Chairman of the Executive Council. Her sister is Annie Craine, the Treasury Minister. She is a graduate of the University of London gaining a degree in Physics and Chemistry and previously worked as a research chemist for Cadbury Schweppes. She was also the Island Guide Commissioner from 1991 to 1996.

Christian became an MHK at her first attempt for the Ayre constituency in March 1980 but failed to be reelected in 1986. She was however appointed an MLC in 1993 and was made Health Minister in 1996 overseeing the construction of the new Nobles Hospital. In 2011, she was elected to the role of President.

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