Geoff Corkish

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Geoff Corkish
Born Charles Geoffrey Corkish
25 May 1953 (1953-05-25) (age 64)
Isle of Man
Nationality Manx
Occupation Politician
Years active 2006–present
Employer Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.
Isle of Man Government
Spouse(s) Muriel Curphy (m. 1976)
Children 1 son, 1 daughter

Charles Geoffrey "Geoff" Corkish MBE MLC (born 25 May 1953)[1] is a Manx politician, who is currently a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas West.[2] He was elected at the 2006 General Election, topping the polls beating Home Affairs Minister and Chief Minister candidate John Shimmin and former MHK Geoff Cannell.

Mr Corkish has stated his opposition to social media and a belief that forums that do not support the Manx Government should be banned.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Born on 25 May 1953 to William Douglas Corkish and Margaret Elizabeth Corkish (née Cringle), he was educated at Pulrose Infants School, Demesne Road School and Douglas High School for Boys. He later went on to work for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from 1969 to 2006, rising to be Communications Director. He is also the Chairman of the Arts Council and his interests include singing. He was awarded an MBE in the 2007 New Year's Honours.

He is currently a member of the Department of Tourism and Leisure and the Department of Trade and Industry.

He was elevated to the Legislative Council, after having been elected on 18 May 2013 in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Corkish has been married to Muriel (née Curphy) since 1976, they have 2 children together. Corkish also holds freemasonry membership.[3]


  1. ^ "Charles Geoffrey CORKISH MBE MLC". Tynwald. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "HOUSE OF KEYS APPOINTMENTS MADE". Isle of Man Newspapers. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tynwald Members' Interests - Mr Geoff Corkish MHK". Retrieved 12 November 2011.