|Born||20 May 1960 (age 53)
Isle of Man
|Employer||Isle of Man Government|
Peter Karran MHK (born 20 May 1960) is a Manx politician, who was the Minister of Education and Children, Member of the House of Keys for Onchan and Leader of the Liberal Vannin Party. He was a Manx Labour Party member (and one of their two MHKs) but left in 2004. In August 2006 he founded the Liberal Vannin Party. Peter was elected to the House of Keys in a 1985 by-election and has been very popular ever since, topping the Onchan polls at most elections (In 2006 he received more votes than any other candidate nationally). He is highly critical of the Manx Government and has asked a number of questions in Tynwald, including many about the Mount Murray scandal.
Peter Karran has been criticised in many parts of the Isle of Man when he announced the closure of all of the Islands Government run preschools (Ref -http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=58026) . His election campaign was based around the protection of frontline services in the Isle of Man and this is a direct contradiction to that. (Ref -http://election.manxradio.com/media/45130/liberal_vannin_party_national_manifesto.pdf).
- Chairman of Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority, 1990–2003
- Minister of Education and Children, 2011–2012.
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