John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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John Bercow

Recent appearances

  • HM Naval Base Clyde 28 May 2015

    Order. I apologise for interrupting the right hon. Gentleman, but the moment of interruption has been reached—an unusual phenomenon with which new Members will come to terms readily—and I am obliged to ask the Whip on duty to move the Adjournment. Motion lapsed ( Standing Order No. 9(3)). Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Guy Opperman.)
  • Debate on the Address: Home Affairs and Justice 28 May 2015

    Order. It is a great pleasure to hear from the hon. Gentleman, and I know that I will be joined by a great many colleagues in admiring the spirit of solidarity that motivates large numbers of members of one party to turn up at the same time. I say that in a spirit of genuine respect. Thank you for what you have said. I am in the happy position now of being able to announce the removal of the...
  • Debate on the Address: Home Affairs and Justice 28 May 2015

    Order. As signalled on the annunciator, a 10-minute limit on Back-Bench speeches will apply from now.

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Speaker, and MP for Buckingham

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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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

Currently held offices

  • Speaker of the House of Commons (since 22 Jun 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (30 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Members Estimate Committee (22 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (22 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2005 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (8 Nov 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (8 Nov 2004 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (7 Nov 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (3 Nov 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (16 Dec 2002 to 5 Jan 2004)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (2 Jan 2002 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jan 2000 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (15 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 367 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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.
  • People have made 104 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") 2455 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
Donations to my campaign for re-election to the House of Commons were received as follows:
Name of donor: Vascroft Contractors Ltd
Address of donor: Vascroft Estate, 861 Coronation Rd, London NW10 7PT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
Date of receipt: 23 May 2014
Date of acceptance: 18 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1293674
(Registered 19 June 2014)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Oxford St, Lambourn, Hungerford, RG17 8XP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 7 June 2014
Date of acceptance: 1 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 03829637
(Registered 1 July 2014 )
Name of donor: Madhu’s Ltd
Address of donor: 39 South Road, Southall, UB1 1SW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 23 May 2014
Date of acceptance: 16 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration 04580937
(Registered 1 July 2014)
Name of donor: APX Autopart Express Ltd
Address of donor: 34 Greenhill Crescent, Watford Business Park, Watford WD18 8JU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date of receipt: 14 November 2014
Date of acceptance: 21 November 2014
Donor status: company, registration 09255164
(Registered 5 December 2014)
Name of donor: Dreamsland Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Hamlet Mews, London SE21 8HG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date of receipt: 10 November 2014
Date of acceptance: 21 November 2014
Donor status: company, registration 05055257
(Registered 5 December 2014)
Name of donor: London College of Accountancy Ltd
Address of donor: 19 Charterhouse St, London EC1N 6RA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 20 November 2014
Date of acceptance: 21 November 2014
Donor status: company, registration 03914791
(Registered 5 December 2014)
Name of donor: Lord Gulam Noon
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date of receipt: 18 November 2014
Date of acceptance: 21 November 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 5 December 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Kishorkant Bhatessa
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 20 November 2014
Date of acceptance: 15 December 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 23 December 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Seats in the Royal Box at (1) the Aegon championship, 15 June 2014, estimated value £1,300; at Wimbledon on (2) 27 June 2014, estimated value £1,895 and (3) 6 July 2014, estimated value £4,315; £7,510 in total
Date of receipt of donation: (1) 11 June 2014; (2) 13 June 2014 and (3) 4 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: (1) 15 June 2014; (2) 27 June 2014 and (3) 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 07459469
(Registered 9 July 2014)
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 Sunday 6 April I received two tickets to attend a football match (total value under £200) from Everton Football Club, Goodison Road, Liverpool L4 4EL. (Registered 24 April 2014)
On Saturday 12 April I received two tickets to attend a football match (total value under £200) from the Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Received £2,000 from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP, in connection with expenses for a book. (Registered 16 July 2014)
On 9 November 2014 I received two tickets for the ATP World Tour Finals from Team 8 Global, 30650 Pinetree Road, Suite 1, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. Estimated value: £240. (Registered 26 November 2014)
On 13 November 2014 I received two tickets to the ATP World Tour Finals, estimated value £240, and on 14,15 and 16 November 2014 I attended matches at an estimated total value of £360; all funded by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) , Palliser Road, London W14 9EB. (Registered 26 November 2014)
On 9 January 2015 I received and accepted two tickets, with hospitality, for the Arsenal v Stoke City football match on 11 January 2015, with an estimated value of £550. Donor: Arsenal Football Club, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU. (Registered 3 February 2015; updated 12 February 2015)
On 21 January 2014 I received and accepted two tickets, with hospitality, for the Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal football match on 25 January 2015, with an estimated value of £550. Donor: Brighton and Hove Albion FC, American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL. (Registered 3 February 2015)

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