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The next Commons Speaker

Thursday 10 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00

On 4 November the House of Commons will elect its new Speaker.

With Parliament in the spotlight, the approach that candidates propose to take to the challenges that will face the next Commons Speaker – from the interpretation of procedure, to the restoration of the Palace of Westminster and Parliament’s engagement with the public – is of greater significance than ever.

This event with candidates running to become the next Speaker explored these important questions.

Participants included:

  • Henry Bellingham MP
  • Chris Bryant MP
  • Harriet Harman MP
  • Meg Hillier MP
  • Eleanor Laing MP
  • Shailesh Vara MP

The event was chaired by Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government. There was an opportunity for audience questions.


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