Posts tagged ‘Margaret Beckett’

Speaker Bercow: “You have bestowed upon me the greatest honour in my professional life”

John Bercow was elected Speaker of the House of Commons yesterday. In his first words to the House from the Speaker’s chair he pledged to be impartial and paid tribute to his wife and family.

Continue Reading June 23, 2009 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

John Bercow elected Speaker of the House of Commons

Buckingham MP John Bercow has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons on the third ballot.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Father of the House has key role in election of new Speaker

The MP with the longest continuous service will have a unique role in the election of a new Speaker this afteroon.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Candidates for Speaker to address MPs

Ten MPs have secured enough support to stand in the election for Speaker this afternoon.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Bercow, Beckett and Young favourites for new Speaker

MPs will elect a new Speaker of the House of Commons on Monday. Michael Martin will stand down from the role on Sunday.

Continue Reading June 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm 1 comment

Margaret Beckett joins crowded race for Speaker

Veteran Labour MP Margaret Beckett has revealed she is a candidate to succeed Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons.

Continue Reading June 11, 2009 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Downing St publishes full list of government ministers

The Prime Minister has finished his reshuffle and published a full list of Her Majesty’s Government’s ministers.

Continue Reading June 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

What is a privy counsellor?

Being sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council is a highlight in any politician’s career.

Continue Reading June 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Lord Mandelson handed ‘super department’ in Cabinet reshuffle

Peter Mandelson has been given the title First Secretary of State and will head up a new department.

Continue Reading June 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm 2 comments

Vauxhall MP highlights social housing problems in her constituency

The MP for Vauxhall, Kate Hoey, has demanded the government to play a better role in housing in her constituency.

Continue Reading April 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment


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