Posts tagged ‘Election of Speaker’

Former Commons Speaker to become Baron Martin of Springburn

The new title of former Commons Speaker Michael Martin has been revealed. When the House of Lords returns after the recess he will be presented as Baron Martin of Springburn, of Port Dundas in the City of Glasgow.”

Continue Reading August 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm 2 comments

Speaker threatens to withrdaw consultation after his statement was leaked to BBC

The Speaker of the House of Commons has told MPs that neither he nor his staff leaked details of his statement to the House on proposals to elect his deputies.

Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Speaker demands government answer all written questions before recess

The Speaker, John Bercow, has proposed a major change to the way his deputies are selected.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Speaker’s statement “was leaked to the BBC” before MPs heard it

Since becoming Speaker last month, John Bercow has made it clear that he feels the government should tell MPs about a change of policy before the press.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

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

Government asks the Queen to make Michael Martin a peer

The Leader of the House has asked the Queen to reward former Commons Speaker Michael Martin for his service.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm 1 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

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