Posts Tagged “commons speaker”

Speaker Bercow tells Nick: no inquiry into MPs’ ‘flipping’ or CGT evasion

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

Two weeks ago, Nick Clegg wrote to Sir Thomas Legg – in the wake of Sir Thomas’s decision to recommend MPs repay public money if they had been found to have overclaimed expenses for cleaning and gardening – asking that he examine the most serious allegations levelled against MPs:

… when your inquiry was first announced, […]

Standing against the Speaker: never mind the politics, what about the voters?

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2009

There’s been plenty of interesting Lib Dem internet chatter asking whether – now Ukip’s soon-to-be-ex-leader Nigel Farage is breaching normal convention and standing against the incumbent Speaker, Tory MP John Bercow, in Buckingham – the Lib Dems should follow suit. (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 3 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2009

2 Big Stories Is homphobia still rife on the Tory benches? That’s the allegation from Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw: Ben Bradshaw has said “a deep strain of homophobia still exists on the Conservative benches”. Mr Bradshaw, one of three (…)

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Congratulations Speaker Bercow

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

Final result announced 8.30 pm: John Bercow: 322 Sir George Young: 271 Read Speaker Bercow’s manifesto HERE. Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

Speaker election round 2 – and it's still Bercow or Young

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

2nd round ballot result announced 7.00 pm: John Bercow 221 Sir George Young 174 Margaret Beckett 70 Sir Alan Haselhurst 57 Sir Alan Beith 46 Ann Widdecombe 30 – ELIMINATED With Beckett, Haslehurst and Beith having all seen their votes (…)

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Speaker election – it's Bercow or Young

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

1st round ballot result announced 5.10 pm: John Bercow 179 Sir George Young 112 Margaret Beckett 74 Sir Alan Haselhurst 66 Sir Alan Beith 55 Ann Widdecombe 44 Parmjit Dhanda 26 – ELIMINATED Richard Shepherd 15 – ELIMINATED Sir Patrick (…)

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Who are you supporting in the race for Commons Speaker?

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

It’s a month since we opened our LDV poll asking readers who you would vote for to be the next House of Common Speaker. Reader, we failed you. Of the list of 11 possible contenders we provided, your top two (…)

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Gidley and Carmichael back Bercow for Speaker

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2009

Two Lib Dem MPs have declared who they’re supporting in the forthcoming election for the next Speaker of the House of Commons. Sandra Gidley and Alistair Carmichael are co-signatories to a letter published in today’s Guardian extolling the virtues of (…)

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LDV readers say: Frank Field for Commons Speaker

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2009

Cast your minds back three weeks, and Lib Dem Voice posed the question to our readers, Who do you think should be the next Speaker? Over 1,200 of you voted, and (unsurprisingly) your preferences split many ways – but it (…)

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CommentIsLinked@LDV: Sirs Ming & Alan publish their Speaker manifestos

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2009

Over at The Times, the two Lib Dem candidates for the position of Speaker of the House of Commons – Sir Menzies Campbell and Sir Alan Beith – set out their manifestos, stating what reforming credentials they would bring to (…)

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