Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn

British politician (1945–2018)

Michael John Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, PC (3 July 1945 – 29 April 2018) was a British Labour politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Springburn from 1979 to 2005, and then for Glasgow North East until 2009. He was an MP until his election as Speaker of the House of Commons in 2000, and was Speaker for nine years until his resignation in 2009.[1] He also stood down from the House of Commons on the following day.[2]

The Lord Martin of Springburn

Martin in the House of Lords, 2015
Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
23 October 2000 – 21 June 2009
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byBetty Boothroyd
Succeeded byJohn Bercow
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
14 May 1997 – 23 October 2000
SpeakerBetty Boothroyd
Preceded byGeoffrey Lofthouse
Succeeded bySylvia Heal
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow North East
Glasgow Springburn (1979–2005)
In office
3 May 1979 – 22 June 2009
Preceded byRichard Buchanan
Succeeded byWillie Bain
Majority10,134 (35.7%)
Personal details
Michael John Martin

(1945-07-03)3 July 1945
Glasgow, Scotland
Died29 April 2018(2018-04-29) (aged 72)
Political partyCrossbench
Other political
Labour (1966–2000)
Speaker (2000–09)
Spouse(s)Mary Martin
ChildrenPaul Martin

Martin died in the morning of the 29 April 2018 of a short-illness at the age of 72.[3][4]


  1. "Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'". BBC News. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  2. "Manor of Northstead" (Press release). HM Treasury. 22 June 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  3. "Michael Martin, former Speaker of the Commons, dies aged 72". The Guardian. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. "Ex-Commons Speaker Lord Martin dies aged 72". BBC News. 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-29.

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