Michael Lord

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The Lord Framlingham

Official portrait of Lord Framlingham.jpg
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
14 May 1997 – 8 June 2010
SpeakerBetty Boothroyd
Michael Martin
John Bercow
Preceded byDame Janet Fookes
Succeeded byDawn Primarolo
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
18 January 2011
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Suffolk Central (1983–1997)
In office
10 June 1983 – 12 April 2010
Preceded bynew constituency
Succeeded byDan Poulter
Personal details
Michael Nicholson Lord

(1938-10-17) 17 October 1938 (age 81)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Jennifer Margaret Childs
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge

Michael Nicholson Lord, Baron Framlingham Kt (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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] He is a former president of the Arboricultural Association.[2]

Parliamentary career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] Though life peers usually use their surname in their title, Framlingham was advised he couldn't become "Lord Lord";[6] though this nickname has since been used occasionally in jest.

Personal life[edit]

He married Jennifer Margaret Childs in 1965 and they have a son and daughter.


Coat of arms of Michael Lord
Coronet of a Baron
A Puffin proper, supporting with the dexter foot a Portcullis Gules.
Barry of six Argent and Bleu-Celeste, a Lion passant guardant Gules, between three Mulberry Trees eradicated proper.
On either side a Puffin proper.
QUIESCE PERFERQUE (Also complete quiet)


  1. ^ Neil Roy, '100 Years of the Blues. The Bedford shire Times Centenary History of Bedford RUFC', (Bedford, 1986), pp. 240–43
  2. ^ "Arboricultural Association - Home".
  3. ^ "No. 56683". The London Gazette. 6 September 2002. p. 10737.
  4. ^ "Latest peerages announced - Press releases". www.number10.gov.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ "No. 59675". The London Gazette. 19 January 2011. p. 777.
  6. ^ Ipswich Tea — Suffolk: Ex-MP ‘Lord Lord’ has a decision to make (Accessed 22 May 2015)

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

Succeeded by
Dan Poulter
Preceded by
Dame Janet Fookes
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
Succeeded by
Dawn Primarolo