Lord Martin of Springburn

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Party

Crossbench

Address as

Lord Martin

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
martinm@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

MP for Glasgow Springburn 1979-2005, for Glasgow North East 2005-09 (Labour 1979-2000, Speaker 2000-09)

Parliamentary career

PPS to Denis Healey as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1980-83; First Deputy Chairman, Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker) 1997-2000; Speaker 2000-09; Ex-officio chair House of Commons Commission 2000-09; Former chair Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Select committees

Chair: Chairmen's Panel 1987-2000, Administration 1992-97, Liaison 1993-97; Member: Court of Referees 1997-2000, Unopposed Bills (Panel) 1997-2000, Standing Orders 1998-2000

Councils, public bodies

Councillor: Glasgow Corporation 1973-74, Glasgow District Council 1974-79

Political interests

Trade and industry, drug abuse, industrial relations, equal opportunities, care of the elderly, human rights, housing

Countries of interest

Canada, Italy, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Martin of Springburn, of Port Dundas in the City of Glasgow 2009

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Glasgow North Housing Association