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Election of Speaker

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:02 pm on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) 3:02 pm, 4th November 2019

Many of you are standing down—some after only a short time here, and that should concern us all. I want to thank all of you who have served in this House and to say to all of you who are standing down that I wish you well for the future. Some are standing down after decades here, and that brings me to the Father of the House, Ken Clarke. Ken, you have been a phenomenal, exemplary parliamentarian, and I just wanted to say that and to thank you.