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Labour's Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker

Labour's Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker”

"I have sought to increase the relative authority of this legislature, for which I will make absolutely no apology", Bercow told MPs.

It came just hours after Bercow announced he would be stepping down from the role on October 31 on another dramatic day in parliament. His hilarious interventions have made the last three years not only bearable but frankly enjoyable.

Speaker John Bercow was almost blocked from leaving his seat as Remainers attempted to sensationally block the proroguing of Parliament. He has been the longest running one-man show in the West End and will be an impossible act to follow.

However, lawmakers opposed to a No-Deal Brexit voted a week ago to seize control of the House agenda, which is usually set by the government, then passed new legislation blocking such an exit.

But historic parliamentary convention states that he will generally be unopposed by the major political parties, who will not field a candidate in the Speaker's constituency.

He will step down on October 31, the day the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the EU.

A Government source said they would be "hugely surprised" if Bercow was elevated to the upper chamber, as is customary for speakers leaving office. This is a pledge that I intend to keep'.

He was given a standing ovation from many members of the lower house as he announced his plan to stand down in the coming weeks.

In 2009, Gordon Brown faced controversy approving a peerage for former Speaker Michael Martin, who stood down after an expenses scandal. Our democracy is the stronger for your being the speaker.

In Monday's speech, Bercow said he would not contest the next election if parliament voted later on Monday in favor of calling one.

During that time, Bercow's flowery language and thunderous pronouncements rang out in the house, with his voice becoming likely the most recognizable in parliament.

The speaker scolded PM Boris Johnson during a session of Prime Minister's Questions last week, warning him to "observe the rules" after Johnsn referred to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by name instead of 'the MP from Islington North'.

Yesterday Boris Johnson visited the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar where he said he still believes getting a deal with the European Union is possible.



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