|Born||Philip Anderson Gawne
19 February 1965 (age 50)
Douglas, Isle of Man
|Education||Arbory Primary School
Castle Rushen High School
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Employer||Isle of Man Government|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Kissack (m. 1991)|
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
Philip Anderson "Phil" Gawne BSc MHK (born 19 February 1965) is a Manx politician, who is one of the three Members of the House of Keys for Rushen, a constituency in the Isle of Man. He is also the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and therefore a member of the Council of Ministers.
Born in 1965 in Douglas to C.R. Gawne CP and E. Gawne (née Anderson), he is a fluent speaker of the Manx language, the ancient language of the Isle of Man. He has done much to save this minority language in recent years; he once served as the Manx Language Development Officer.
During the 1980s he was involved with a nationalist campaign that ended with an arson attack on an uncompleted luxury home in Tromode. In 1988 he was sent to prison for 16 months, serving 8 months, for his part in this arson attack.
Gawne has been married to Catherine (née Kissack) since 1991; they have 2 children and live in the hamlet of Surby in the south of the Island.
- "Untie my Tongue". BBC Isle of Man. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
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