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|Chief Minister of the Isle of Man|
3 December 1986 – 3 December 1996
|Preceded by||Edgar Mann (as Chairman of the Executive Council)|
|Succeeded by||Donald Gelling|
|Born||Miles Rawstron Walker
13 November 1940
Isle of Man
|Spouse(s)||Mary, Lady Walker
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
|Profession||Politician / businessman|
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Isle of Man
Early life and career
Born on 13 November 1940 to George Denis Walker and Alice (née Whittaker), he was educated at Castle Rushen High School and the Shropshire Agricultural College. He later went on to become a company director in the farming and retail dairy trade. He was an Arbory commissioner (a local government role) from 1970 until 1976, latterly as the chairman. In 1976 he was elected as MHK for Rushen and was successful. He remained an MHK until he retired at the 2001 General Election. In 1986 he was elected as the island's first ever Chief Minister, and continued in the post until the 1996 election. He was honoured as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1991. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (LL.D.) in 1994 by Liverpool University, and was knighted in 1997.
Sir Miles has two grandchildren, Harry and Joe Walker. Miles is very proud of the pair as Harry plays for Colby A.F.C. and is a regular goalscorer for the Combination side. Also Joe who is a keen golfer at Port St Mary golf course.
- Chairman of Tromode House Committee, 1977–80
- Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, 1979–81
- Chairman of the Local Government Board, 1981–86
- Chairman of the Income Tax Commission, 1985–86
- Member of the Executive Council, 1981–90
- Chief Minister, 1986–96
Walker's Councils of Ministers
- "Walker, Miles Rawstron" (PDF). www.tynwald.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Belchem, John (2000). A New History of the Isle of Man: The modern period 1830–1999. Liverpool University Press. pp. 197–. ISBN 978-0-85323-726-6. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- Kermode, D. G. (2001). Offshore island politics: the constitutional and political development of the Isle of Man in the twentieth century. Liverpool University Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-85323-777-8. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Sir Miles Walker is new Hospice Isle of Man chairman". www.iomtoday.co.im. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "Sir Miles Walker takes over as Chairman". www.seftongroup.co.im. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
Edgar Mann (as Chairman of the Executive Council)
Donald James Gelling CBE CP