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Elections to the House of Keys

The House of Keys is the popularly elected Branch of Tynwald, the Island’s parliament.

Every five years the people of the Isle of Man have an opportunity to vote in a General Election to choose who will represent them in the House of Keys by electing 24 Members from 12 constituencies, with 2 representatives per area. 

2021 General Election

The next House of Keys General Election takes place on Thursday 23 September 2021.The Isle of Man Government Elections team manage all stages of the election process. For more information about any of the stages visit

  • Voter Registration
  • Candidates declaring to stand for election
  • Guidance for political parties
  • Nominations
  • Campaign and candidate spending
  • Polling Day

2016 General Election

The last recent General Election took place on 22nd September 2016. 12 returning and 12 new Members of the House of Keys were chosen by voters in 12 constituencies, with 2 representatives per area.
  • ​The results of the General Election 2016 are available to download as is historical data back to 2001 by clicking here.
  • You can find out more about the Members of both the House of Keys and the Legislative Council by clicking here.  

Standing for Election in the Isle of Man

This 10 minute video, produced by Culture Vannin, explains how elections on the Isle of Man work. It follows candidates from the 2011 General Election through their campaigning, to polling day, the counting of the votes and finally their swearing in to the House of Keys.

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