John Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons

Speaker MP for Buckingham

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John Bercow

Recent appearances

  • Summer Adjournment 25 Jul 2019

    If the clock was not functioning, it must have been because it was smiling on the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess), perhaps because it approves of his views on Southend city status. Who knows?
  • Speaker’S Statement: Points of Order 25 Jul 2019

    Yes, indeed. I will come to the hon. Gentleman, but I want to save him up; I do not want to squander him at too early a stage in our proceedings, so we will keep him on ice and come first to the point of order from Jenny Chapman.
  • Speaker’S Statement: Points of Order 25 Jul 2019

    I am advised, although I do not know whether the hon. Lady is yet aware—a simple nod of the head would suffice—that she has secured an Adjournment debate on Tuesday 3 September on this matter.

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Speaker, and MP for Buckingham

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 14 Jun 2017)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 14 Jun 2017)
  • Chair, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (since 15 Nov 2016)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 22 Jun 2009)
  • 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 (18 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (30 Jun 2010 to 18 May 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 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (22 Jun 2009 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 1 Sep 2004)
  • 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) (23 Jul 2002 to 1 Nov 2002)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Sep 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jul 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 662 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all John Bercow’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 3908 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Jul 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Queens Club
Address of donor: Palliser Road, London W14 9EQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the Queens' Club Championships, with associated hospitality; value £630

Date received: 24 June 2018

Date accepted: 24 June 2018

Donor status: company, registration 23072

(Registered 05 July 2018)
Name of donor: All England Lawn Tennis Club
Address of donor: Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for the Royal Box at the Wimbledon championships on 11 July 2018, and associated hospitality, estimated value £3,480. My guest attended alone as I was unable to be present.

Date received: 11 July 2018

Date accepted: 11 July 2018

Donor status: company, registration 07546773

(Registered 24 July 2018)
Name of donor: Mrs Akosua Essien
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 18 August 2018, with associated hospitality; total estimated value £330

Date received: 18 August 2018

Date accepted: 18 August 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 August 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 20 September 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 20 September 2018

Date accepted: 20 September 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 October 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 22 October 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 22 October 2018

Date accepted: 22 October 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 October 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 3 November 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 3 November 2018

Date accepted: 3 November 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 November 2018)
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 4 November 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £440

Date received: 4 November 2018

Date accepted: 4 November 2018

Donor status: company, registration 01965149

(Registered 06 November 2018)
Name of donor: National Football League Ltd
Address of donor: 8th Floor, 30 Panton St, London SW1Y 4AJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 14 October 2018, estimated value £800

Date received: 14 October 2018

Date accepted: 14 October 2018

Donor status: company, registration 02777555

(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 8 November 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 8 November 2018

Date accepted: 8 November 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 November 2018)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday 11 November 2018, total value £144

Date received: 11 November 2018

Date accepted: 11 November 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday 13 November 2018, total value £144

Date received: 13 November 2018

Date accepted: 13 November 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday 14 November 2018, and associated hospitality, estimated total value £244

Date received: 14 November 2018

Date accepted: 14 November 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday 15 November 2018, and associated hospitality; estimated total value £244

Date received: 15 November 2018

Date accepted: 15 November 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday 17 November 2018, and associated hospitality; estimated total value £360

Date received: 17 November 2018

Date accepted: 17 November 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 2 December 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 2 December 2018

Date accepted: 2 December 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 December 2018)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 19 December 2018, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 19 December 2018

Date accepted: 19 December 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 December 2018)
Name of donor: Arsenal Football Club
Address of donor: Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to attend a football match on 1 January 2019, and associated hospitality; total estimated value £500

Date received: 1 January 2019

Date accepted: 1 January 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00109244

(Registered 04 January 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 19 January 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 19 January 2019

Date accepted: 19 January 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 January 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 25 January 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 25 January 2019

Date accepted: 25 January 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 January 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 24 February 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 24 February 2019

Date accepted: 24 February 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 March 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 10 March 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 10 March 2019

Date accepted: 10 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 March 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 11 April 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 11 April 2019

Date accepted: 11 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 April 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 21 April 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 21 April 2019

Date accepted: 21 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 April 2019)
Name of donor: Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a football match on 2 May 2019, with associated hospitality; total value £340

Date received: 2 May 2019

Date accepted: 2 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 May 2019)
Name of donor: The Queens Club
Address of donor: Palliser Road, London W14 9EQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the Queens' Club Championships, with associated hospitality on 19 and 23 June 2019, combined value £640

Date received: 19 and 23 June 2019

Date accepted: 19 and 23 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 23072

(Registered 28 June 2019)
Name of donor: Queens University, Belfast
Address of donor: University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: accommodation, travel and hospitality to a value of £499, associated with giving a talk at Queens University Belfast

Date received: 6 - 7 June 2019

Date accepted: 6 June 2019

Donor status: other

(Registered 02 July 2019)
Name of donor: Barry Cowan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the Championships at Wimbledon, estimated value £450

Date received: 14 July 2019

Date accepted: 14 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: University of Essex
Address of donor: Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): airfare, accommodation, transport and hospitality, with a total value of approximately £6,100

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Dates of visit: 24-28 September 2018

Purpose of visit: Visit as Chancellor of the University of Essex.

(Registered 12 October 2018)
Name of donor: Autonomous Province of Trento
Address of donor: Piazza Dante 15, 38121 Trento, Italy

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel, hotel accommodation and meals to a total value of £1,069

Destination of visit: Trento, Italy

Dates of visit: 31 May 2019 to 2 June 2019

Purpose of visit: to attend the Festival of Economics in Trento.

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: (1) Dominion Energy Corporate; (2) the American Evolution
Address of donor: (1) 120 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA, 23219, USA; (2), 2019 Commemoration, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA.

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) transportation by helicopter from Reagan International Airport to Richmond, VA, value £554.26; (2) hotel accommodation and meals, value £287.72

Destination of visit: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Dates of visit: 28 -29 May 2019

Purpose of visit: to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislature in the New World.

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Exane BNP Paribas
Address of donor: 1 Hanover St, London W1S 1YZ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation, travel and hospitality valued at £1,366.56

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 13 to 14 June 2019

Purpose of visit: to deliver a talk at the Exane CEO conference and to meet French politicians and the deputy governor of the Bank of France.

(Registered 20 June 2019)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Indoors AG
Address of donor: Bettenstrasse 73, CH-4123, Allswchwil, Switzerland

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket for the Swiss Indoors Basel tennis final on 28 October 2018, value approximately £600

Date received: 28 October 2018

Date accepted: 28 October 2018

Donor status: company, registration CH-270.3.005.060-7

(Registered 08 November 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in London, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Registered 5 April 2013; updated 12 August 2013)
8. Miscellaneous
On 7 October 2018, I received two tickets (total estimated value £100) for a football match from Mr Chris Onslow, a private individual. (Registered 11 October 2018)
From July 2014, Chancellor (unpaid) of The University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 15 October 2018)
From July 2017, Chancellor (unpaid) of The University of Essex. (Registered 15 October 2018)

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