Rushen (constituency)

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Not to be confused with Rushen (parish) or Rushen (sheading).

Rushen (House of Keys)
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Rushen (Manx: Rosien) is a House of Keys constituency in the south of the Isle of Man which incorporates most of the parish of Rushen together with the village districts of Port Erin and Port St Mary.

Until 2016 the constituency covered the whole of the sheading of Rushen except for the parish of Malew and the town of Castletown, and elected three MHKs. (Malew was removed from the constituency in 1986.)

In 2016 the constituency boundaries were redrawn, this constituency lost the parish of Arbory and a small part of the parish of Rushen and now consists of most of the parish of Rushen, plus the village districts of Port Erin and Port St Mary. It now elects two MHKs.

MHKs & Elections[edit]

This information is incomplete.

Year Election Turnout Candidates
1897

?

1903

General Election

1908

General Election

  • Ambrose Qualtrough, 575 votes, elected
  • Joseph Qualtrough, 534 votes, elected
  • John Donald Clucas, 775 votes, elected
1913

General Election

  • Ambrose Qualtrough, elected
  • Joseph Qualtrough, elected
  • ?
1919

General Election

1919

By-Election

Called following the election of Joseph Qualtrough to the LegCo

1924

General Election

  • James Robinson Corrin, elected
  • William Moore, elected
  • Ambrose Qualtrough, elected
1928

By-Election

1929

General Election

  • Ambrose Qualtrough, elected (?)
  • William Arthur Kelly, elected (?)
  • Richard Kneen, elected (?)
1931

By-Election

  • William Arthur Kelly, elected
  • ?
1934

General Election

  • William Arthur Kelly, elected
  • Richard Kneen, elected
1936

By-Election

1962

General Election

1975

By-Election

1976

By-Election

1976

General Election

1981

General Election

  • Noel Cringle, elected
  • Edmund Lowey, elected
  • Sir Miles Walker, elected
1982

By-Election

Called following the election to the LegCo of Edmund Lowey.

1986

General Election

72.7%

  • Sir Miles Walker (1089 votes), elected
  • John Orme (701 votes), elected
  • John Corrin (485 votes), elected
  • C Price (436 votes)
  • Noel Cringle (398 votes)
  • RC Corrin (290 votes)
  • JN Hall (179 votes)
  • R StC Skinner (173 votes)
  • AJ Gunn (141 votes)
  • JP Gill (63 votes)
  • PHJ Ray (54 votes)
1991

General Election

72.3%

  • Sir Miles Walker (1488 votes), elected
  • John Corrin (993 votes), elected
  • Noel Cringle (520 votes), elected
  • John Orme (478 votes)
  • C Price (322 votes)
  • Illiam Costain (251 votes)
  • John Rimmington (133 votes)
  • PHJ Ray (96 votes)
1996

General Election

65.4%

  • Sir Miles Walker (2499 votes), elected
  • Noel Cringle (1903 votes), elected
  • Pamela Crowe (1609 votes), elected
  • Illiam Costain (1568 votes)
  • John Rimmington (1342 votes)
  • David Bennett (774 votes)
  • Terence Jackson (444 votes)
1997

By-Election

  • Pamela Crowe, elected
2000

By-Election

  • John Rimmington, elected

Called following the election of Noel Cringle as President of Tynwald and his elevation to the LegCo.

2001

General Election

  • John Rimmington, 1919 votes, elected
  • Quintin Gill, 1856 votes, elected
  • Pamela Crowe, 1644 votes, elected
  • Andrew Roy, 1633 votes
  • Philip Crellin, 1564 votes
  • John Gill, 826 votes
2003

By-Election

  • Phil Gawne, 1177 votes, elected
  • Philip Crellin, 1060 votes
  • Shirley Skeans, 505 votes
  • Brian Goldie, 261 votes

Called following the elevation to the LegCo of Pamela Crowe.

2006

General Election

64.73%

  • Phil Crellin, 1432 votes
  • Phil Gawne, 1794 votes, elected
  • Quintin Gill, 1689 votes, elected
  • John Rimmington, 1048 votes
  • Adrian Tinkler, 934 votes
  • Juan Watterson, 2430 votes, elected
  • Tony Wright, 1000 votes

Challenger Juan Watterson topped the poll, unseating John Rimmington
and becoming the Island's youngest MHK.

2011

General Election

Major constituency boundary change

2016

General Election

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Coordinates: 54°07′01″N 4°40′44″W / 54.11694°N 4.67889°W / 54.11694; -4.67889