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Election of Speaker

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:28 pm on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Father of the House of Commons 7:28 pm, 4th November 2019

In a moment, I will declare the ballot open. The voting arrangements are of course identical to those for the last ballot. The ballot will be open for 20 minutes. As there are only two candidates, I hope to announce the result about 30 minutes after the closure of the ballot. The House will be alerted by the Annunciator before it is to resume, and the Division bell will be rung. The ballot—the final ballot—is now open.

Sitting suspended.

On resuming—