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The Lord Mackenzie
of Framwellgate
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
17 July 1998
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
Brian Mackenzie

Darlington, Durham
United Kingdom
Political partyNone, previously Labour
Alma materUniversity of London
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLaw enforcement

Brian Mackenzie, Baron Mackenzie of Framwellgate, OBE (born 21 March 1943) is a former British Labour and now non-aligned member of the House of Lords. He is the former President of the Police Superintendents' Association.

Early life

Mackenzie was born in Darlington and educated at Eastbourne Boys School. After joining the police studied law at the University of London.

Career

Mackenzie rose through the ranks of the police service, becoming a Superintendent upon secondment to the Home Office and later becoming Chief Superintendent in the Durham Constabulary.[1] A graduate of the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, he was active in the Police Superintendents' Association and was its President for three years.[2]

Politics

In 1998, Mackenzie was raised to the Peerage as Baron Mackenzie of Framwellgate, of Durham in the County of Durham.[3] In the House of Lords, Mackenzie has been most active in speaking on issues relating to crime and policing issues. He published his memoir, "Two Lives of Brian – from Policing to Politics" in 2004. [Published by The Memoir Club]


In December 2013, Mackenzie was found to have breached the House of Lords code of conduct by the Committee for Privileges and Conduct in four respects[4] in relation to a lobbying scandal broken by the Panorama and the Sunday Times. Mackenzie admitted to Channel 4 News that he "got around the rules".[5] The committee recommended that Mackenzie be suspended from the House of Lords for six months.

Honours and awards

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Mackenzie held the historical and honorary appointment of Billet Master of the City of Durham between 1989 and 2003. He was made an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street in 2001. He was appointed OBE in the 1998 New Year Honours for services to the Police Service and the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales.

Coat of arms of Brian Mackenzie, Baron Mackenzie of Framwellgate
Crest
A prairie dog sejant erect Azure supporting with the forepaws a truncheon Or.
Escutcheon
Azure a cross voided throughout Or the angles thereof enfiling the inner cuff of four handcuffs in saltire Argent.
Supporters
On either side a great crested newt Or semy of roundels Azure.
Motto
Firmitas Lepos Constantia [6]

References

  1. ^ Sarah Robertson (14 August 2005). "Peer with a lot in common". The Sunday Sun. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Experience for Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  3. ^ "No. 55203". The London Gazette. 22 July 1998. p. 7983.
  4. ^ "The conduct of Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate" (PDF). Parliament.uk. 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Lobbying scandal: peer admits he 'got around the rules'". Channel 4 News. 2 June 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  6. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2000.