Kerry Sharpe MA Cantab MLC
: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel: 01624 651515
Address as: Mrs Sharpe
Full title: Mrs Kerry Sharpe MA Cantab, MLC
Born: Isle of Man
Family: Married to Ian, two children.
Education: Laxey School; Ramsey Grammar School; University of Cambridge, St Catharine's College.
Career: After graduating, I worked as an English and German teacher in Hamamatsu City, Japan. I then settled in London, becoming a freelance television producer/director specialising in documentaries and factual programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. I also worked as a freelance journalist for magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian and The Independent on Sunday and as a freelance radio reporter for the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3. Returning to the Isle of Man, I worked as a BBC Broadcast Journalist at BBC Isle of Man before leaving to look after our two young children.
Public Service: I worked voluntarily as an interviewer for Motiv8 Addiction Services on their research project, Pathways to Addiction and as a director for the Anne Frank Exhibition, Isle of Man.
Publications: 'On the Trail of the Great Chinese Economic Revolution', in Women Travel, Rough Guides (Penguin Books).
Interests: Reading, hill walking, singing in Laxey and Lonan Community Choir, running, member of Isle of Man Family History Society.
Member of the Legislative Council 2018-date. Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2018-date.
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Council 2018-date.
Member of the Standing Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2020-date.
Member of the Tynwald Management Committee 2021-date.
Children's Champion 2022-date.
Departmental Membership: Member of the Department of Health and Social Care 2018-2021; Member of the Department of Infrastructure 2021-2022.
Tynwald Committees: Member of the Select Committee on Accommodation for Vulnerable Young People 2018-19; Member of the Select Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2019-2020; Member of the Select Committee of Tynwald on Whistleblowing 2018-2021; Member of the Economic Policy Review Committee 2020-2021.
Government posts: Member of the 2018 Year of Our Island Political Board 2018; Chair of the Clinical Recommendations Committee 2019-2021; Member of the National Housing Board 2021-2021; Member of the Council of Ministers' Sub Committee for Justice 2021-2021; Chair of the Department of Health and Social Care Engagement Forum 2021-2021; Vice Chair of the Department of Health and Social Care Regulatory Improvement Forum 2021-2021; Member of the Housing and Communities Board 2021-2022.
First stood and elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2018 for a term ending on 29th February 2020; re-elected in 2020 for a five-year term ending on 28th February 2025.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Member: Isle of Man Branch 2018-date.
Tynwald Representative: Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network 2022-date.
Study visits: States of Jersey 2019; Scottish Parliament 2019; Westminster 2022.