Speaker

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

After John Bercow announced he would be leaving the role after a decade, a number of MPs have confirmed their interest in the position.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara called the outgoing Speaker a “playground bully” who has “tarnished the role of Speaker with his biasness”.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

Former ministers Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Bryant have promised to be "deaf to any partisan influence" and "beholden to no one".

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Current Speaker John Bercow, who has held the office since June 2009, will take the chair for a final time on October 31.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham and Andrew Bridgen discuss the bullying allegations against Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and his blocking of the release of information about Keith Vaz

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Reports suggested the Speaker had told friends he intended to quit next year.