Tributes were paid to Douglas West MHK Dominic Delaney as the House of Keys dissolved shortly before midnight last night.
President of Tynwald Noel Cringle said although he’d not always seen eye to eye with Mr Delaney, they had remained friends over the course of his political career.
Mr Delaney has announced he won’t be contesting his Keys seat in next month’s election due to ill health.
As Tynwald finished its business last night, Mr Cringle told members it would be the last time Mr Delaney sat as an elected representative in the court.
Mr Cringle also paid tribute to Douglas South MHK Adrian Duggan, but said as Mr Duggan hadn't declared whether he will stand for Keys again, he might well see him in future parliaments.