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John Bercow

Former Speaker MP for Buckingham (1 May 1997 – 6 Nov 2019)

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English Votes for English Laws (13 Jul 2021)

Patrick Grady: this evening another element of David Cameron’s legacy is overthrown. What was it about the EVEL Standing Orders proposed by David Cameron, introduced by Chris Grayling and overseen by John Bercow that made the Johnson regime so keen to get rid of them, I wonder? As my hon. Friend the Member for Gordon (Richard Thomson) said, they were introduced to strengthen the Union and they are...

English Votes for English Laws (13 Jul 2021)

Patrick Grady: this evening another element of David Cameron’s legacy is overthrown. What was it about the EVEL Standing Orders proposed by David Cameron, introduced by Chris Grayling and overseen by John Bercow that made the Johnson regime so keen to get rid of them, I wonder? As my hon. Friend the Member for Gordon (Richard Thomson) said, they were introduced to strengthen the Union and they are...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill (6 Jul 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: ...relies on checks and balances, every time somebody takes out a check, somewhere else we have to adjust the balance. That is why although I felt exceptionally uneasy about the way former Speaker Bercow made some of his decisions, I thought they were necessary because the Government were getting close to abusing the substantial amounts of power that an unwritten constitution based on...

Coronavirus (16 Jun 2021)

Peter Bone: ...-face appointments. This is withdrawing our very liberty. I am a great fan of the Prime Minister, and I think most Conservative Members are. He came to lead the Conservative party at the end of the Bercow Parliament, when Parliament was in chaos. He took us through a general election, he won a mandate, he delivered Brexit, he dealt with the awful covid pandemic and he has led the world...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: John Bercow (23 Feb 2021)

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission holds details of the pension entitlements for former Speaker John Bercow.

Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Covid-19 — [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair] (3 Nov 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...relationship with the military. I will await a letter from him on those issues. I was very pleased that the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) mentioned the good work done by John Bercow, the former Speaker of this House, who did a great deal to promote democratic development in Myanmar, and indeed he went there. I think he should be thanked and applauded for that,...

Proxy Voting (23 Sep 2020)

Edward Leigh: ...and lost the general election. People did things properly, and we must ensure that we do things properly. This is a zombie Parliament. These call lists are just terrible. The much derided Speaker Bercow, who everybody apparently now dislikes—I thought he was quite a good Speaker at the time—made sure that everybody got in. The Prime Minister was constantly coming here. Mr Cameron was...

Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment) (1 Jul 2020)

Peter Bone: ...the Prime Minister after the House voted. Then I thought, hang on a minute—what would have happened when my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May) resigned and we had Speaker Bercow in the Chair, if this proposition had been in place? It would not have been impossible to see a situation whereby the Opposition combined to vote for the right hon. Member for Islington North...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Prohibition of cross-examination in person in family proceedings (11 Jun 2020) We all know that, no matter who the Speaker is, every Speaker will go through the roof when they see an off-the-record briefing making announcements to the media. I immediately asked Speaker Bercow for an urgent question, which I was granted on 7 January to discuss cross-examination in family courts. The Minister who responded to it on 9 January was the right hon. and learned Member...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (26 May 2020)

...a minister’s job is complex. In Scotland, church and state are rightly separate. Last year I attended the House of Commons for a prayer breakfast, at which the then Speaker of the House, John Bercow, told the assembled clergy that the church was the only organisation that still held the Government’s feet to the fire. Historically, the Church of Scotland chose not to be a state church....

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (13 Mar 2020)

Lord Mancroft: ...on the Clapham omnibus and in the newspapers, there is no clamour about hereditary Peers’ by-elections. There is increasing outrage at the possibility of appointments of candidates such as John Bercow and Tom Watson, who by any reasonable measure should not even be considered. The deal done in 1999, which has been referred to so many times this morning and will be referred to again, was...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Speech and Language Disorders: Children (2 Mar 2020)

Vicky Ford: ...and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and how, across the government, we can address them. For example, both departments worked closely in responding to the Bercow 10 Years On report and other reports, which have raised a range of important issues for children and young people, including those with SLCN, which were relevant to both departments. The...

Scottish Parliament: Constitutional Convention (20 Feb 2020)

Michael Russell: I note that a wider range of people are pointing to the unsustainable nature of the UK Government’s position. The book event that former speaker of the House of Commons Mr Bercow—he was a Conservative—did last night was yet another indication that people who are looking at the situation will say to themselves that there is a basic problem with the attitude of the UK Government. It looks...

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

Daniel Zeichner: maiden speeches tonight, and a number of Members had the delicate task of paying tribute to somewhat troublesome predecessors. It is quite a list they had to deal with—Ken Clarke, John Bercow, Heidi Allen and Oliver Letwin—but they all managed that delicate task with great tact and grace. The hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Virginia Crosbie) paid full tribute to her predecessor,...

Wuhan Coronavirus: Holocaust Memorial Day (23 Jan 2020)

Fabian Hamilton: ...the age of 96, my constituent Iby writes, lectures and gives talks. Indeed, eight or nine years ago, she did a talk for Members in Speaker’s House, with the blessing of the former Speaker, John Bercow. Some may remember it; it was a very moving occasion. Iby has written another book, called “The Woman with Nine Lives”. In her books, she talks about the fact that she never had the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (19 Dec 2019)

Karl Turner: ...and Shoreham (Tim Loughton). I agreed with some of what he said, but there was an awful lot that I disagreed with entirely, not least the mention he made of the former Speaker. For me, John Bercow was somebody who jealously guarded the rights of Back Benchers and more junior Members in this House to hold the Government to account, whether they were on the Government Benches or the...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...was a brilliant and dedicated Minister, and this House will really feel his loss. I wish at the beginning to put on record my congratulations to the new Speaker and to pay tribute to former Speaker Bercow for all he has done in recent years to uphold the principle of parliamentary sovereignty. Without doubt the greatest privilege of my life has been to serve as the MP for the beautiful...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Chris Bryant: .... I said, “Well, maybe it’s because I am the MP for the Rhondda,” and he said, “No, that’s Chris Bryant—and he’s much younger than you.” For the record, I am 57, older than John Bercow. Politics has, however, felt especially cruel in the past few years. Many of us feel battered and bruised, and many of the public feel that Parliament has been a bit of a bearpit, but we...

Tributes to the Speaker (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: Thank you. [Hon. Members: “Answer!”] The Leader of the House has made his contribution, but he may respond.

Housing Succession Policy (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: I thank the hon. Lady for her speech, including the very kind remarks that she made at the start. I referenced a constituent and a former constituent earlier, whom I am absolutely thrilled to see in the Gallery. As we approach the end of the day and just before I call the Minister, whom I regard as a personal friend, I want to reference three other people in Gallery, because I regard their...

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