House of Keys constituencies

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Current constituencies[edit]

These were used for the 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 General Elections. The current electoral constituencies for the House of Keys are:

Keys constituencies
Constituency Sheading Local Government Areas MHKs Returned
Ayre Ayre Andreas, Bride, Lezayre 1
Glenfaba Glenfaba German, Patrick 1
Garff Garff without Onchan Lonan, Maughold, Laxey 1
Michael Michael Ballaugh, Jurby, Michael 1
Rushen Rushen 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
Douglas East Middle Douglas 2
Douglas West Middle Douglas 2
Douglas North Middle Douglas 2
Douglas South Middle Douglas 2
Castletown Rushen Castletown 1
Onchan Middle Onchan 3
Peel Glenfaba Peel 1
Ramsey Ayre Ramsey 2
Total 24

1986 changes[edit]

  • 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).

1956 changes[edit]

Ramsey gained an extra seat to become a two seat constituency.

Unknown changes[edit]

The constituencies are not currently known that were used for the 1924, 1929, 1934, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 General Elections.

1892 changes[edit]

These were used for the 1903, 1908, 1913 and 1919 General Elections. The original constituencies were altered by the Redistribution Act 1893 to the following:

Constituency MHKs Returned
Ayre sheading 3
Glenfaba sheading 3
Garff sheading 2
Michael sheading 2
Rushen sheading 3
Middle sheading 3
Douglas South 2
Douglas North 3
Castletown 1
Peel 1
Ramsey 1

Original constituencies[edit]

These were used for the 1867, 1875, and 1881 General Elections. The original constituencies under the House of Keys Election Act 1866, providing for the House to be elected for the first time, were:

Constituency MHKs Returned
Ayre sheading 3
Glenfaba sheading 3
Garff sheading 3
Michael sheading 3
Rushen sheading 3
Middle sheading 3
Douglas 3
Castletown 1
Peel 1
Ramsey 1

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