|Born||Philip Anderson Gawne
19 February 1965 (age 49)
Douglas, Isle of Man
|Education||Arbory Primary School
Castle Rushen High School
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Employer||Isle of Man Government|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Kissack (m. 1991)|
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
Philip Anderson "Phil" Gawne BSc MHK (born 19 February 1965) is a Manx politician, who is the Member of the House of Keys for Rushen, a constituency in the Isle of Man. He is also the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and therefore a member of the Council of Ministers.
Born in 1965 in Douglas to C.R. Gawne CP and E Gawne (née Anderson), he is a fluent speaker of the Manx language, the ancient language of the Isle of Man. He has done much to save this minority language in recent years, he once served as the Manx Language Development Officer.
During the 1980s he was involved with a nationalist campaign that ended with an arson attack on an uncompleted luxury home in Tromode. In 1988 he was sent to prison for 16 months, serving 8 months, for his part in this arson attack.
Gawne has been married to Catherine (née Kissack) since 1991, they have 2 children and live in the village of Surby in the south of the Island.
- "Untie my Tongue". BBC Isle of Man. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
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