Rt Hon John Bercow

John Bercow

Constituency

Buckingham

Party

The Speaker

Address as

Mr Bercow

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4111, 020 7219 5300
Fax: 020 7219 6901
bercowj@parliament.uk
barrattpf@parliament.uk

Constituency

Speaker's House, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6346
Fax: 020 7219 0981
bercowj@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Motherwell South 1987 and Bristol South 1992 general elections. Member for Buckingham 1997-2010, for Buckingham (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election (Conservative 1997-2009, Speaker since 2009)

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Education and Employment 1999-2000, Home Affairs 2000-01; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2001-02; Opposition Spokesperson for Work and Pensions 2002; Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2003-04; Speaker 2009-; Ex-officio chair House of Commons Commission 2009-; Chair: Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 2009-, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority 2009-

Party groups

Chair, University of Essex Conservative Association 1984-85; National chair, Federation of Conservative Students 1986; Vice-chair, Conservative Collegiate Forum 1987; Executive member, 1922 Committee 1998-99

Select committees

Member: Welsh Affairs 1997-98, Trade and Industry 1998-99, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-04, Home Affairs 2003, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Urban Affairs Sub-Committee) 2003-04, International Development 2004-09, Procedure 2004-05, Chairmen's Panel 2005-09, Joint Committee on Consolidation, Etc, Bills 2005-09, Quadripartite (Committees on Strategic Export Controls)/Arms Export Controls 2006-09

Councils, public bodies

London Borough of Lambeth: Councillor 1986-90, Deputy Leader, Conservative Opposition 1987-89; Ex-officio chair: Boundary Commission for England 2009-, Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland 2009-, Boundary Commission for Scotland 2009-, Boundary Commission for Wales 2009-

International bodies

President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2009-; Hon. President, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2009-

Political interests

Special educational needs, international development, human rights, constitutional reform

Countries of interest

Burma, Sudan, USA, Zimbabwe

General Election 2010 - Buckingham

Name Party Votes %
Bercow, John Speaker 22860 46.28%
Stevens, John Ind 10331 20.92%
Farage, Nigel UKIP 8401 17.01%
Phillips, Patrick Ind 2394 4.85%
Martin, Debbie Ind 1270 2.58%
Mozar, Lynne BNP 980 1.99%
Dale, Colin Loony 856 1.74%
Howard, Geoff Ind 435 0.89%
Hews, David Christian 369 0.75%
Watts, Anthony Ind 332 0.68%
Strutt, Simon Deficit 107 0.22%
Result Speaker Hold (13% from Ind to Speaker)