Mike MacKenzie (politician)

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Michael William Frederick "Mike" MacKenzie (born 18 November 1958,Oban)[1] is a Scottish National Party MSP for the Highlands and Islands region.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Allan Glen's School [3]

Personal life[edit]

MacKenzie and his family live on the small slate island of Easdale which is home to around 60 people.[4][5] MacKenzie is married to Lynn, a teacher,[6] and in 2012 the two became grandparents to their son Michael MacKenzie jnr's son Archie.[7]

Controversies[edit]

In May 2011 MacKenzie was chastised by a sheriff for going to a "pre-induction" meeting for new SNP MSPs instead of appearing in court to face allegations that he has failed to pay a £4,000 electricians bill while director of Mike MacKenzie builders.[8] In July 2011 MacKenzie lost the court case.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Mackenzie MSP | Scottish National Party". snp.org. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/currentmsps/Mike-MacKenzie-MSP.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/currentmsps/27926.aspx
  4. ^ Colin Cameron (27 May 2011). "Argyll Msps Hit The Headlines". dunoon-observer.com. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Easdale: an island that’s not easily slated | News | The Hour | STV Programmes". programmes.stv.tv. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  6. ^ DAVID ROSS; STEWART PATERSON (8 February 2008). "'Many islanders have small boats, but we still rely on the ferrymen'". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Easdale People. "Congratulations “Wee Mike”!". Easdale People. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "SNP MSP is chastised by sheriff - Scotsman.com News". news.scotsman.com. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Campbell, Rita (21 July 2011). "Article - MSP loses battle over disputed £4,000 bill". Press and Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2012.