Keith Mans

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Keith Douglas Rowland Mans (born 10 February 1946), British Conservative Party politician.

Mans was Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre from the 1987 general election until the seat was abolished by boundary changes for the 1997 general election. He stood in the new Lancaster and Wyre seat but lost to Labour's Hilton Dawson.

Mans was educated at the RAF College Cranwell and the Open University. He spent twelve years in the RAF, flying Vulcans and Canberras and 28 years flying with the RAF Reserve.

Before entering Parliament he worked for The John Lewis Partnership for 10 years filling a number of posts including that of the Central Buyer and Assistant General Inspector. Whilst in Parliament he founded and was the first Chairman of both the Parliamentary Environment Group and the Parliamentary Aerospace Group. He was also a member of the Environment Select Committee and the Defence Select Committee. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health from 1991–1995 and he was Chairman of the Conservative Defence Committee in 1996.

In 1998 he took up an appointment as Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a post he held until 2009. While at the Royal Aeronautical Society he was also Vice-Chairman of the Air League and Chairman of the Air Travel – “Greener by Design” Initiative. Mr Mans is now the Chairman of the Council of the Air League.

He has been the County Councillor for Lyndhurst on Hampshire County Council since 2009.[1]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Clegg
Member of Parliament for Wyre
Succeeded by
(constituency abolished)



  1. ^ "Hampshire County Council County Elections: Result for Lyndhurst (New Forest District)". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 25 July 2013.