Mike Summers OBE in 2003
|Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
23 June 2011
|Preceded by||Glenn Ross|
|Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council
17 October 1996 – 5 November 2009
|Preceded by||John Cheek|
|Succeeded by||Gavin Short|
|Born||1952 (age 63–64)
Stanley, Falkland Islands
|Alma mater||Middlesex University|
Michael Victor Summers OBE (born 1952) is a Falkland Islands politician who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency since he won a by-election in 2011. He was previously a Member of the Legislative Council from 1996–2009.
Summers was born in Stanley and grew up in Port Howard. He moved to the UK at the age of eleven after winning a government scholarship to Shaftesbury Grammar School, a Dorset boarding school. He went on to read business studies at Middlesex University. After university, Summers worked for various construction and engineering companies all round the world, before returning to the Falklands in 1989 when he became General Manager of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation. During his time as General Manager, Summers negotiated the air link between the Falklands and mainland South America with the Chilean airline LAN, which remains the only commercial airline to fly to the islands.
Summers resigned as General Manager in 1996 to pursue a political career. Later that year he was elected in a by-election to the Legislative Council (which was reconstituted as the Legislative Assembly in the 2009 constitution). Summers was re-elected in 1997, 2001 and 2005, but he lost his seat in the 2009 general election.
In 2011, Summers returned to the Legislative Assembly after winning a by-election to fill the seat left vacant by Glenn Ross. At the time of the election, Summers was in the Isle of Wight for the 2011 Island Games in his role as Team Leader of the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association. He won re-election in 2013.
- "Summers wins Falklands MLA seat". MercoPress. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- "Mike Summers bio". Falkland Islands Government. falklands.gov.fk. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- Brock, J. (6 November 2009). "Falklands Election – Stanley Constituency Upset". South Atlantic Remote Territories Media Association. Retrieved 25 June 2011.