John Shimmin BEd
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is currently the Minister of Economic Development of the Isle of Man Government
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John Shimmin was born in Douglas
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in 1960 and educated at St Ninian's High School and the Worcester College of Higher Education. He was then a teacher from 1982 until entering politics in 1996. He was elected as MHK for Douglas West in 1996 at his first attempt.
On 31 In 1999 he became Chairman of the Isle of Man Post Office before becoming Minister of Transport in 2002.
In 2005 he swapped Departments with the Minister of Home Affairs Phil Braidwood
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In July 2006 he announced he would be standing for Chief Minister of the Isle of Man
The Chief Minister is the executive head of the Isle of Man Government.The office derives from that of Chairman of the Executive Council. Before 1980 the Executive Council was chaired by the Lieutenant Governor, but thereafter the chairman was elected by Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man...
after the 2006 General Election. In November 2006 he was re-elected into Tynwald, coming second place after Geoff Corkish
Charles Geoffrey "Geoff" Corkish MBE MHK is a Manx politician, who is currently a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas West...
in West Douglas.
John then stood for the position of Chief Minister, but failed to gain the nomination by Tynwald and was appointed Local Government and the Environment Minister by Chief Minister Tony Brown in November 2006.
After the restructuring of Tynwald in 2010, he became Minister of Environment, Food and Agriculture before being promoted to Minister of Economic Development after the 2011 General Election.
- Minister of Economic Development, 2011-present
- Minister of Environment, Food and Agriculture, 2010 - 2011
- Minister of Local Government and the Environment, 2006–2010
- Minister of Home Affairs, 2005–2006
- Minister of Transport, 2002–2005
- Chairman of the Isle of Man Post Office, 1999–2002