Kathleen Joan Costain

Katherine J Beecroft MHK


Education: Primary schools on Island and then Ballakermeen and Park Road; Association of Accounting Technicians qualification at the College of Further Education.

Family: I have, jointly, five children and five grandchildren.

Career: Director, Shareholder and licence holder for Sporting Investments Limited (turf accountants); Head of Department for Kevin Fryers at Fryers Bell and Co; Head of Accounts at ECS Limited; Self employed contract accountant - director and co-owner of Manx trading company. 

Public Service: Braddan Commissioner March 2007 to September 2011.

Interests: Cooking, reading, Tiffany-style glassmaking.

Parliamentary Profile 


Member of the House of Keys 2011-July 2020.
Member of Ecclesiastical Committee 2018-2020.

Parliamentary Career

Minister: Health and Social Care 2016-2018.

Member: Environment, Food and Agriculture 2011-2014; Infrastructure 2014-2016.

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee on the Manx Electricity Authority 2011-13; Select Committee on the Care and Upbringing of Children (Petition for Redress) 2014; Select Committee on Animal Welfare (Petition for Redress) 2014-2016.

House of Keys' Committees: Deputation on the Sunbeds Bill 2013.

Electoral History

Stood unsuccessfully for Middle in 2006, and for Douglas East in 2010. Stood and elected as Member of the House of Keys for Douglas South in 2011, re-elected in 2016; stood down as a Member of the House of Keys July 2020.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch Executive Committee 2015-2020.

Study Visit: Westminster, London 2012; Dublin 2014.

Representative at the British Island & Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Inaugural Conference: 2014.

British Island & Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Annual Meeting: 2015, 2016.​​