Jan Cheek

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The Honourable
Jan Cheek
Jan Cheek, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.jpg
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
Assumed office
5 November 2009
Preceded by Janet Robertson
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council
for Stanley
In office
9 October 1997 – 17 November 2005
Preceded by Wendy Teggart
Succeeded by Janet Robertson
Personal details
Born Janet Lynda Biggs
1948 (age 68–69)
Falkland Islands
Nationality British
Political party Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) John (died 1996)
Children Miranda and Ros

Janet Lynda Cheek (née Biggs; born 1948) is a Falkland Islands politician who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency since the 2009 general election, winning re-election in 2013. She was previously a Member of the Legislative Council from 1997 to 2005.[1]

Cheek was born in Stanley and spent much of her childhood in South Georgia. For her A-Levels she was awarded a government scholarship to a study at a grammar school in Dorset. Cheek worked as a Secondary School English teacher from 1969 until 1989. She then moved to Fortuna Ltd. where she rose to become co-owner and director until her retirement in 2008.[2]

Cheek married fellow islander John Cheek (1939–1996) in 1968, with whom she had two children, Miranda and Ros. Following John's death in 1996, Cheek became a Trustee of the John Cheek Trust.[3]


  1. ^ "Jan Cheek bio". Falkland Islands Government. falklands.gov.fk. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Jan Cheek (28 October 2009). "The Election Manifesto of Jan Cheek". Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Harold Briley (10 September 1996). "Obituary: John Cheek". The Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2011.