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The Lord Martin of Springburn

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Martin in the House of Lords, 2015
Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
23 October 2000 – 21 June 2009
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded by Betty Boothroyd
Succeeded by John Bercow
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
14 May 1997 – 23 October 2000
Speaker Betty Boothroyd
Preceded by Geoffrey Lofthouse
Succeeded by Sylvia Heal
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow North East
Glasgow Springburn (1979–2005)
In office
3 May 1979 – 22 June 2009
Preceded by Richard Buchanan
Succeeded by Willie Bain
Majority 10,134 (35.7%)
Personal details
Born
Michael John Martin

(1945-07-03)3 July 1945
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 29 April 2018(2018-04-29) (aged 72)
Nationality British
Political party Crossbench
Other political
affiliations
Labour (1966–2000)
Speaker (2000–09)
Spouse(s) Mary Martin
Children Paul Martin

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. He also stood down from the House of Commons on the following day.

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

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