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    Voting under way for new Speaker

    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Voting under way for new Speaker

    MPs' votes for the next Speaker are being counted after the 10 hopefuls made their pitches to a packed Commons.

    The candidates to follow Michael Martin each made a 5 to 10 minute speech before MPs began the first of what could be many rounds of voting.
    Runners:
    1. Margaret Beckett (Lab)
    2. Sir George Young (Con)
    3. Ann Widdecombe (Con)
    4. Sir Alan Beith (Lib Dem)
    5. John Bercow (Con)
    6. Richard Shepherd (Con)
    7. Sir Michael Lord (Con)
    8. Sir Patrick Cormack (Con)
    9. Sir Alan Haselhurst (Con)
    10. Parmjit Dhanda (Lab)

    First round of voting is about to be released.
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    Re: Voting under way for new Speaker

    What about Mr. Bose, isn't he a candidate for speaker?

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    Re: Voting under way for new Speaker

    John Bercow has been chosen as new Speaker, he is known as speaker elect until the Queen approves of him.

    John Bercow elected as House of Commons Speaker - Times Online


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    Re: Voting under way for new Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    What about Mr. Bose, isn't he a candidate for speaker?
    Only 10 candidates


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    Re: Voting under way for new Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    What about Mr. Bose, isn't he a candidate for speaker?


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