Geoff Cannell

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Geoffrey Thornton Cannell (July 1, 1942 – September 24, 2007) was a Member of the House of Keys (MHK) and a sports broadcaster in the Isle of Man.[1]

He was born in Douglas and educated on the Island.[citation needed] Apart from his brief spell in the House of Keys and another in the Tourist Board from 1978 he worked for Manx Radio as Press Officer, Sports Editor and News Editor.[citation needed] He generally is well known for covering major sports events, especially the TT and also for his coverage of Tynwald.

In 1998 he was elected the MHK for Onchan, following Ray Kniveton's elevation to the Legislative Council. However he lost his seat at the 2001 Manx General Election to Adrian Earnshaw by some 300 votes.

He died on 24 September 2007 following a stroke.


  1. ^ Manx Independent pp3 dated 28 September 2007 - Isle of Man Newspapers Ltd ISSN 1358-4391