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Name  Edgar Quine

Role  Politician
Edgar Quine
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Richard Edgar Quine (born Richard Edgar Quine on 16 August 1934) is a Manx politician. After serving in the Hong Kong Police Force, he was elected to the House of Keys in 1986, where he represented Ayre until 2004.


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He was a staunch opponent of the Isle of Man's decision to decriminalise homosexual acts in 1991, following pressure from the British government. He famously said: "Dress it up as we will, we are still talking about the unnatural, offensive, and abominable act of buggery."

Edgar Quine is the current leader of the Manx political party, the Alliance for Progressive Government and served as deputy Speaker of the House of Keys between 2002 and 2004.

He also serves as President of Ayre United F.C.

He married his wife Ann in Hong Kong on 15 July 1959. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009.

Ministerial positions

  • Minister of Local Government and the Environment, 1996-1999
  • Speeches

    On democracy in relation to the Isle of Man (October 2005):


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