After John Bercow announced he would be leaving the role after a decade, a number of MPs have confirmed their interest in the position.
Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.
Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".
Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.
Conservative MP Shailesh Vara called the outgoing Speaker a “playground bully” who has “tarnished the role of Speaker with his biasness”.
Former ministers Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Bryant have promised to be "deaf to any partisan influence" and "beholden to no one".
Current Speaker John Bercow, who has held the office since June 2009, will take the chair for a final time on October 31.
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