Isle of Man profile - Leaders

Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II. Represented by a Lieutenant Governor

Chief minister: Allan Bell

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Alan Bell was elected chief minister by the Tynwald in 2011, after a career in various Isle of Man ministerial posts stretching back to 1986.

Mr Bell won a clear majority over the Liberal Vannin party leader Peter Karran.

Like most members of the Manx parliament, Mr Bell does not belong to a political party.