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Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

The runners so far...

Harriet Harman (Lab)
The (self-described) ‘Mother of the House’. Pitching herself as ‘continuity Bercow.’ That will go down well with Remainers but is unlikely to pick up much Tory support…

Lindsay Hoyle (Lab)
Deputy Speaker. Good sense of humour with a decidedly smaller head than his would-be predecessor. Seen as less activist with a broader appeal across the House. But will this Remainer Parliament want someone less keen on breaking the rules for their own cause?

Chris Bryant (Lab)
Loves Parliamentary procedure so much he wrote a book on it. An also-ran.
Charles Walker (Con)
A close friend of Bercow and loyal Theresa May fan. May want to add ‘speaker’ to his title along with his KBE this morning.

Eleanor Laing (Con)
Tory MP who took over from Nigel Evans as Deputy Speaker, promising she would give him back the post. Never did. Seen as far more cooperative in the eyes of Brexiteers…

Rosie Winterton (Lab)
Another Deputy Speaker and former Labour Chief Whip under Miliband.

Meg Hillier (Lab)
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. She’ll be used to having to give up her party ties after temporarily defecting to the Lib Dems in 2005 over Iraq.

Sir Edward Leigh (Con)
Certainly the Tory Brexiteer’s favourite… so a no-hoper if Bercow insists on this cohort of MPs voting in the next speaker.

Pete Wishart (SNP)
Clearly doesn’t think Scottish independence is likely any time soon…
Expect backroom dealings and grovelling campaigning over the next two months…
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

I believe that convention dictates that it should be someone from the opposition benches.
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10-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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Hopefully not Harperson.
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10-09-2019, 11:15 AM
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

Why does it have to be a Politician?

A Comedian might be better.
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10-09-2019, 11:29 AM
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

Harriet Harman is no comparison to Betty Boothroyd. Her vocal chords are far too flimsy to have any impact.

If it's supposed to be someone from the opposition, why are so many Conservatives listed ?
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

Originally Posted by Tedc ->
Why does it have to be a Politician?

A Comedian might be better.
Aren't they all??!!
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

Originally Posted by Puddle Duck ->
Harriet Harman is no comparison to Betty Boothroyd. Her vocal chords are far too flimsy to have any impact.

If it's supposed to be someone from the opposition, why are so many Conservatives listed ?
Maybe because Parliamentary convention is not widely known? My hope is that Labour will not form a government, at least not until they ditch Momentum at the very earliest.
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

Originally Posted by Tedc ->
Why does it have to be a Politician?

A Comedian might be better.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Littlejohn or Piers Morgan. They would shake things up a bit and instil some badly needed common sense, truth and honesty.
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Re: Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons..

What about the newly knighted Sir Geoffrey Boycott!?? That lad tells it as it bloody well is! A breath of fresh air, after that creepy crawly Bercow!


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