The role and history

The role and history of the Speaker of the House of Commons

Information about the current Speaker, John Bercow, about the office and role of Speaker and a brief history of this key position in Parliament.

Office & Role of Speaker

What are the duties of the Speaker?

Biography of Speaker John Bercow

Mr Bercow was elected MP for Buckingham in May 1997

History of the Speakership

An ancient role, often fraught with dangers

Related information

Topics: Speaker

Recent parliamentary material on the Speaker of the House of Commons. This includes briefing papers produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

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