John Bercow

Buckingham Speaker

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How John Bercow voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Has never voted on reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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John Bercow

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    I say gently to the Leader of the House that, in extending the Monday sitting by an hour, I feel sure that he was taking pity on the Chair and did not want the Chair to be occupied beyond 11 o’clock. For my part, I would be quite happy to sit in the Chair until at least 3 or 4 in the morning if it facilitated the contribution of Back-Bench colleagues to the debate. [Hon. Members:...
  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    Order. May I gently point out to the House that Members are supposed to be present at the start if they wish to participate in business questions? An hon. Member who happened to toddle into the Chamber, let us say, 32 minutes after the start—I mention that figure arbitrarily and in passing—would be indulging in a triumph of optimism over reality if they expected to be called.
  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    The point is made: as long as right hon. and hon. Members are standing to speak in that debate, I shall be in my Chair.

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Speaker, and MP for Buckingham

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Committee Mandates
  • Public Service Agreements
  • Burma
  • Sudan
  • Performance Targets

Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (4 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee For the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 4 Nov 2009)
  • Chairman, Members Estimate Committee (8 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (9 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (9 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 462 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 94 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2241 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorships
Donations to my campaign for re-election to the House of Commons were received as follows:
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: Sun House, 428 Long Drive, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8UH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 10 October 2013
Date of acceptance: 4 December 2013
Donor status: company, registration 03010238
(Registered 9 December 2013)
Name of donor: Michael Keegan
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 16 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 24 March 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 March 2014)
Name of donor: Lord Levy
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date of receipt: 18 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 24 March 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 March 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Address of donor : National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Seat in Royal Box at Aegon Championship on 16 June 2013,estimated value £1,070, and two tickets for Centre Court on 29 June 2013,estimated value £148; total value £1,218
Date of receipt of donation: 16 and 29 June 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 16 and 29 June 2013
Donor status: company, registration 07459469
(Registered 8 July 2013)
Name of donor: Aisam Qureshi
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A week’s pass to the ATP World Tour finals with an estimated value of £1,000 (no commercial equivalent)
Date of receipt of donation: 4 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 4 November 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 December 2013)
8. Land and Property
House in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received. (Registered 5 April 2013; updated 12 August 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
On Monday 11 November 2013 I attended the ATP world tour finals as the guest of Barclays Premier, Barclays Bank PLC, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. The value of the complimentary ticket was about £200. (Registered 3 December 2013)
On 26 December 2013 I received two tickets and hospitality at a football match (approx value £300) from West Ham United FC, Green St, Upton Park, London E13 9AZ. (Registered 15 January 2014)
On 1 January 2014 I received two tickets and hospitality at a football match (approx value £500) from Mr Ken Friar (private individual). (Registered 15 January 2014)

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