President of Tynwald

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The President of Tynwald is the presiding officer at the sittings of Tynwald in Douglas and is elected by the members of Tynwald from amongst their number. The first elected President, Sir Charles Kerruish OBE LLD CP, was elected in 1990 and held office until his retirement in 2000.

The presiding officer remains impartial but has, in the case of a tied vote in the Legislative Council on a division, a casting vote. The President authorises the Order Paper for sittings, is responsible for controlling the procedure of Tynwald Court and for the authoritative interpretation of its Standing Orders. This is mostly mirrored in the office of the Speaker of the House of Keys.

Prior to 1990 the post was held ex officio by the Lieutenant Governor. The office is now held jointly with the President of the Legislative Council.

Presidents of Tynwald[edit]

Deputy Presidents of Tynwald[edit]

Are generally the same as the Speaker of the House of Keys.