Who is in Charge of the Isle of Man?
The Isle of Man is a Crown Dependency. Our Head of State is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II known here as The Queen, Lord of Mann.
The Queen is represented on the Isle of Man by the Lieutenant Governor. He or she is appointed by Royal Warrant. The current Lieutenant Governor is Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer..
The Isle of Man has its own parliament, Tynwald, which makes laws and decides how public money is spent. Members of Tynwald also work in the Isle of Man Government.
No one from the Isle of Man sits in the UK parliament and UK laws do not automatically apply here.
We make our own laws to which the Queen, via the Lieutenant Governor, gives a special final approval called Royal Assent.
Use the links on the left to find out more about our unique parliamentary system.