- For the music composer and producer of the same name, see Michael Lord.
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Framlingham
|Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means|
14 May 1997 – 8 June 2010
|Preceded by||Dame Janet Fookes|
|Succeeded by||Dawn Primarolo|
|Member of Parliament
for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Suffolk Central (1983–1997)
10 June 1983 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||new constituency|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Poulter|
|Born||Michael Nicholson Lord
17 October 1938
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Margaret Childs|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
Michael Nicholson Lord, Baron Framlingham (born 17 October 1938) is a British politician, and was Conservative Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich between 1997 and 2010. He was first elected for the predecessor seat of Central Suffolk in 1983.
He was the Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, one of the Deputy Speakers of the House of Commons, from 1997 to 2010.
He attended Christ's College, Cambridge, where he gained an MA in agriculture in 1962 and a blue for rugby union as a centre. He also played club rugby for Bedford. He is a former president of the Arboricultural Association.
He contested Manchester Gorton in 1979 and was first elected as an MP for Central Suffolk in 1983.
He was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1997, and therefore did not take political stances or vote in the Chamber. Before his position, he was one of the Maastricht Rebels. He was knighted in 2001.
He stood down as an MP at the 2010 general election.
On 19 November 2010, it was announced that he would be created a life peer and sit as a Conservative in the House of Lords. Created on 14 January 2011 and introduced into the House of Lords on 18 January 2011, he took the title Baron Framlingham, of Eye in the County of Suffolk. Though life peers usually use their surname in their title, Framlingham was advised he couldn't become "Lord Lord"; though this nickname has since been used occasionally in jest.
He married Jennifer Margaret Childs in 1965 and they have a son and daughter.
Styles of address and arms
Styles of address
- 1938–1983: Mr Michael Nicholson Lord
- 1983–2001: Mr Michael Nicholson Lord, MP
- 2001–2010: Sir Michael Nicholson Lord, MP
- 2011–present: The Right Honourable The Lord Framlingham
- Neil Roy, '100 Years of the Blues. The Bedford shire Times Centenary History of Bedford RUFC', (Bedford, 1986), pp. 240–43
- The London Gazette: . 6 September 2002.
- "Latest peerages announced - Press releases". www.number10.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
- The London Gazette: . 19 January 2011.
- Ipswich Tea — Suffolk: Ex-MP ‘Lord Lord’ has a decision to make (Accessed 22 May 2015)
- Guardian Unlimited Politics – Ask Aristotle: Sir Michael Lord MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com – Michael Lord MP
- Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Conservatives
- BBC Politics
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Dame Janet Fookes
|Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means