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Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: This is the result of the fourth and final ballot. Five hundred and forty ballots were cast—some other pressing engagements have taken people away. The number of votes cast for each candidate was as follows: Chris Bryant 213; Sir Lindsay Hoyle 325. Two ballots were spoilt. Sir Lindsay Hoyle has obviously secured more than 50% of the ballots cast. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No....

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: I invite Sir Lindsay Hoyle to take the Chair of the House. [Applause] Mr Kenneth Clarke left the Chair, and Sir Lindsay Hoyle was taken out of his place and conducted to the Chair by Jackie Doyle-Price, Mr Nigel Evans and Caroline Flint.

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: 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...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Order. This is the result of the third ballot. The number of ballots cast was 565. The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows: Chris Bryant, 169 votes; Sir Lindsay Hoyle, 267 votes; Dame Eleanor Laing, 127 votes. Two ballot papers were spoiled. Those Members with adequate mental arithmetic will know that no Member received more than 50% of the ballots cast. Dame Eleanor Laing...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: I think Mr Bryant has done the House a considerable courtesy. We now move to what, as far as I can see, is the final and decisive ballot, for which the candidates are Chris Bryant and Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Once more, the ballot will be opened as soon as the ballot papers have been printed, checked and put in place, which is likely to be in about 15 minutes. I will cause the bells to be rung as...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: In a moment, I will declare the ballot open. The voting arrangements are identical to those for the last ballot. As before, the ballot will be open for 20 minutes. I hope to announce the result about 45 minutes after the closure of the ballot. Before we resume, the House will again be alerted by the Annunciator and the Division bell will be rung. The ballot is now open. Sitting suspended. On...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Order. Dame Rosie Winterton has been eliminated and Ms Harriet Harman has withdrawn her candidature. [Interruption.] I would have thought that that would be a popular gesture—not in personal terms but because it saves us a ballot. Otherwise, I am sure, there is widespread regret. The candidates for the next ballot are Chris Bryant, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Dame Eleanor Laing. I repeat, as I...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Order. This is the result of the second ballot. Five hundred and seventy five ballots were cast—[Hon. Members: “Ooh!”] Late arrivals, I think. The number of votes cast for each candidate was as follows: Chris Bryant, 120; Ms Harriet Harman, 59; Sir Lindsay Hoyle, 244; Dame Eleanor Laing, 122; Dame Rosie Winterton, 30. There were no spoiled ballots. Yet again, no Member received more...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Order. In a moment, I will declare open the ballot. The voting arrangements are identical to those for the last ballot, and as before, the ballot will remain open for 20 minutes. I hope to announce the result of the next ballot around 45 minutes after the closure of voting. The House will again be alerted by the Annunciator before it is to resume. Division bells will also be rung. The ballot...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Order. No candidates have withdrawn, so the candidates for the next ballot are Chris Bryant, Ms Harriet Harman, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Dame Eleanor Laing and Dame Rosie Winterton. The next ballot will be opened as soon as the ballot papers have been printed, checked and put in place, which is likely to be in about 20 minutes—[Hon. Members: “Oh!”] This is an early stage of these proceedings...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: May I suggest that the right hon. Gentleman comes to the Table to try to explain what his point of order is?

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: I am sure that we are both out of order, but, with great respect, although these arrangements do need revising in various other respects, with the arrangements that we have it was not possible to know who the candidates were for the next round until a proper opportunity had been given for any candidates who wished to withdraw. I am afraid that the delay is inevitable. I declare the House...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: This is the result of the first ballot. The total number of ballots cast was 562. The number of votes cast for each candidate, in alphabetical order, was as follows: Chris Bryant, 98; Ms Harriet Harman, 72; Meg Hillier, 10; Sir Lindsay Hoyle, 211; Dame Eleanor Laing, 113; Sir Edward Leigh, 12; Dame Rosie Winterton, 46. There were no spoiled ballots. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear!”] A...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Thank you very much, Ms Harman. I am genuinely grateful. I have no idea what voter appeal those very kind words addressed to me will have. All of the candidates have now addressed the House. In a moment, I will declare the ballot open. Before I do, I have to give a clear explanation of the process, which is not actually familiar to any of us. First, Members with surnames beginning with the...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: The House will now proceed to the election of a new Speaker in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 1B. In a moment, I will call the candidates to address the House in the order in which I drew their names by lot this morning. The order of speaking was published this morning and has, I think, been visible on the Annunciator to all Members, but it is purely random. I have...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Mr Speaker, may I take the occasion of your last Prime Minister’s questions and mine to join in the tributes to your role in the Chair? During your decade, there have been unprecedented attempts at times to try to increase the power of the Executive at the expense of this Parliament. You have been very formidable in maintaining the duty of government to be accountable to this House. I trust...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: rose—

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: My right hon. Friend was one of those who delayed Brexit in March by voting against departure then on the deal that had then been negotiated. He did get a majority of 30 for his deal in principle last week, and if the subsequent time of this House had been devoted to the Committee and Report stage of the House, following the ordinary principles of government, we would be well on our way to...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: indicated assent.

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. We have just had an hour and a half of a slightly out-of-control student union debate, and it sounds as though we might have a rather similar farcical performance tomorrow. Is there any chance of you, as the Chair of the House, persuading the usual channels to resume their meetings and produce a sensible timetable for the Bill we have before us, so...


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