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Tributes paid to Noel Cringle

'Giant' of Manx politics passes away at 83

Tributes have been paid to former President of Tynwald Noel Cringle, who has died at the age of 83.

His political career spanned five decades, serving as a Member of the House of Keys between 1974-86, and again between 1991-2000.

He also served as Education Minister and Speaker of the House of Keys before his election as President of Tynwald in 2000, a post he held until 2011.

In 2008 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year honours list for public service in the Isle of Man.

Current President Laurence Skelly described Noel as a 'giant' of Manx politics':

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