Mike MacKenzie (politician)

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Mike MacKenzie
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Born Michael William Frederick MacKenzie
18 November 1958
Oban
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Scottish politician

Michael William Frederick "Mike" MacKenzie (born 18 November 1958) is a Scottish politician. He is a former Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Highlands and Islands region from 2011 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

Mackenzie was born on 18 November 1958 in Oban.[1] He was educated at Allan Glen's School.[1]

Personal life[edit]

MacKenzie and his family live on the small slate island of Easdale which is home to around 60 people.[2][3] MacKenzie is married to Lynn, a teacher,[4] and in 2012 the two became grandparents to their son Michael MacKenzie Junior's son Archie.[5]

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.[6] In July 2011, MacKenzie lost the court case.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Current MSPs: Mike Mackenzie". Scottish Parliament. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Colin Cameron (27 May 2011). "Argyll Msps Hit The Headlines". dunoon-observer.com. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Easdale: an island that's not easily slated | News | The Hour | STV Programmes". programmes.stv.tv. 6 April 2010. Archived from the original on 5 January 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Ross, David; Paterson, Steward (8 February 2008). "'Many islanders have small boats, but we still rely on the ferrymen'". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Congratulations "Wee Mike"!". www.easdalepeople.org.uk. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "SNP MSP is chastised by sheriff". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Rita (21 July 2011). "Article - MSP loses battle over disputed £4,000 bill". Press and Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2012.