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157th speaker of the British House of Commons (2009-2019)

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John Bercow: 157th speaker of the British House of Commons (2009-2019)
John Simon Bercow is a British politician who served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009 to 2019, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckingham between 1997 and 2019. Prior to his election as Speaker, he was a Conservative Party MP.

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John Bercow taunts Boris Johnson and calls Brexit the biggest blunder since Second World War

Saga of leaving EU will - if it goes ahead - rage 'probably for the next 10 years and conceivably for the next 15 years', ex-Speaker warns
Independent - Published

Lindsay Hoyle wins the race to succeed John Bercow, by being the most anyone-but-Bercow candidate

Days after spending long hours worshipping John Bercow, MPs went wild as his would-be replacements took it in turns to denounce him
Independent - Published

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'Order!': The man behind the Bercow puppet dance remix [Video]'Order!': The man behind the Bercow puppet dance remix

Former British parliamentary speaker John Bercow's famous bellows of "Order!" have been incorporated into a dance remix that has gone viral.

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Bercow attacks Brexit 'foreign policy blunder' [Video]Bercow attacks Brexit 'foreign policy blunder'

Former Commons speaker John Bercow has said Brexit is "the biggest foreign policy blunder in the post-war period". Mr Bercow, who last week stood down as speaker after 10 years in the chair, angered..

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Ex-Speaker Bercow attacks Brexit 'blunder' [Video]Ex-Speaker Bercow attacks Brexit 'blunder'

Former Commons speaker John Bercow has said Brexit is "the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period". Speaking to a gathering of the Foreign Press Association in London, Mr Bercow told..

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Lindsay Hoyle is elected speaker of UK's House of Commons [Video]Lindsay Hoyle is elected speaker of UK's House of Commons

Opposition Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as speaker of the UK's House of Commons, replacing John Bercow.

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Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle? [Video]Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow [Video]Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

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John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP [Video]John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP

John Bercow has been accused of "defending the indefensible" to the "fag end" of his tenure as Speaker during a furious Commons bust-up. The Speaker became embroiled in the row with long-term nemesis..

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Who is in line to be the next Speaker of the House? [Video]Who is in line to be the next Speaker of the House?

The candidates to replace John Bercow as Speaker of the House are Harriet Harman, Sir Henry Bellingham, Dame Eleanor Laing, Chris Bryant, Meg Hillier, Shailesh Vara, Rosie Winterton, Edward Leigh, Sir..

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MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow [Video]MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow

MPs including Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, Shadow Leader of the House Valerie Vaz, Conservative MP Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) and SNP Shadow Leader of the House Pete Wishart all pay..

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John Bercow: A symbol of UK parliamentary democracy bows out [Video]John Bercow: A symbol of UK parliamentary democracy bows out

Many viewed the speaker as a thorn in the side of Downing Street's efforts to push Brexit through with minimal scrutiny.

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Goodbye to Bercow: UK speaker steps down after 10 years [Video]Goodbye to Bercow: UK speaker steps down after 10 years

A look back on Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow's colorful career as he bids farewell to the post after ten years in the job. Lauren Anthony reports.

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John Bercow's best bellows [Video]John Bercow's best bellows

As John Bercow prepares to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons, we take a look at some of his best bellows. Mr Bercow has been speaker for 10 years and the election for a new speaker is..

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UK's Johnson bids farewell to Bercow on last day as speaker [Video]UK's Johnson bids farewell to Bercow on last day as speaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to John Bercow and his parliamentary service on Wednesday as the Speaker of the House steps down after a ten-year term. Rough cut (no reporter..

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John Bercow effigy head torn off in high winds [Video]John Bercow effigy head torn off in high winds

Edenbridge Bonfire Society has revealed Speaker John Bercow is at the centre of its celebrity effigy for 2019. Heavy winds in Kent have ripped the head off the Celebrity Guy for the year. Bercow is due..

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Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote' [Video]Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote'

Commons Speaker John Bercow has rejected a Government bid to hold a meaningful vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to do so.

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UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal [Video]UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay expressed disappointment at a parliamentary committee on Monday following the lack of a parliament vote on a Brexit deal on Saturday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Commons Speaker: Eight candidates to replace John Bercow [Video]Commons Speaker: Eight candidates to replace John Bercow

With John Bercow set to stand down as Commons Speaker on October 31, we look at eight candidates to replace him.

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Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics [Video]Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics

The husband of Jo Cox, a British lawmaker murdered before the Brexit referendum in 2016, has urged the UK parliament to step back from a vicious cycle of language that he says makes violence and..

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Culture was 'toxic' in parliament - Speaker of the House [Video]Culture was 'toxic' in parliament - Speaker of the House

Britain's parliamentary speaker of the House John Bercow told lawmakers on Thursday to stop treating each other as enemies after a day when several criticized the rhetoric of Prime Minister Boris..

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Speaker John Bercow brands Commons culture as 'toxic' [Video]Speaker John Bercow brands Commons culture as 'toxic'

Speaker John Bercow has said the culture in the Commons on Wednesday was "toxic", adding it was "worse than any I have known in my 22 years in the House". Responding to the tumoltous scenes in the..

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John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling [Video]John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling

House of Commons speaker John Bercow addresses the press on College Green, Westminster, where he welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling that the Government's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. Mr..

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UK MPs elect Bercow's successor as Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle was elected by MPs after four rounds of voting.
BBC News - Published

Lindsay Hoyle: Labour MP elected new House of Commons speaker, replacing John Bercow

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the next Commons speaker after John Bercow stood down from the post.
Independent - Published

MPs to elect John Bercow's successor as House of Commons speaker

Eight candidates expected to stand in election that could influence Brexit outcome
Independent - Published

Stephen Dorrell to stand as Lib Dem MP in Buckingham

The former Tory cabinet minister will contest the seat made vacant by John Bercow.
BBC News - Published

Out of order: Former Speaker John Bercow demands apology over £1m I'm a Celebrity claim

'I did not at any time to anybody ask for £1m to go on the show, which I consider to be utterly trashy'
Independent - Published

Last orders as Bercow steps down as UK Speaker

John Bercow shouted "order, order" for the last time as his 10-year reign as Commons Speaker came to an end.
BBC News - Published

John Bercow ends decade as Commons speaker with furious spat with Tory MP

'To the fag end of your tenure in that chair, you are defending the indefensible', Andrew Bridgen tells outgoing speaker during debate over suspension of Labour MP
Independent - Published

John Bercow steps down: The controversial Speaker who shaped Brexit

After ten years in the chair, Bercow's decision to quit has been lamented by some and celebrated by others
Independent - Published

Speaker John Bercow, UK parliament's Brexit umpire-cum-player, steps down

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow will step down on Thursday, ending a 10-year term in which he has become a central player in Britain's protracted Brexit debate - feted by the "Remain" side but..
Reuters - Published

UK Speaker Bercow, scourge of Brexiteers, to go up in smoke as a bonfire effigy

An effigy of John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and bete noire of Brexiteers, will go up in flames on Saturday as part of an English town's bonfire night celebrations marking the failure of a..
Reuters - Published

Bercow accusers claim 'establishment stitch-up' over failure to investigate alleged bullying by speaker

Former colleagues say outgoing chair will escape investigation when he steps down next week
Independent - Published

Sketch: Meaningful Vote Four? Bercow says no

John Bercow, may have finally ended the Meaningful Vote franchise, the least enjoyable multi-part series in cultural history
Independent - Published

UK can still get Brexit deal approved this month: parliament speaker

The British government still has the opportunity to get its Brexit deal through parliament in time to leave the European Union at the end of October, the speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: MPs' vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

John Bercow says the plan was put to the Commons on Saturday and it would be "disorderly" to debate it again.
BBC News - Published

UK speaker rules against government trying to get another vote on Brexit deal

Britain's parliamentary speaker John Bercow told the government on Monday it could not again try to get a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because it was posing the same question to..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson Brexit deal derailed again as Bercow blocks second attempt at 'meaningful vote'

Speaker of the House of Commons says there is no justification for the government to force another vote just two days afer MPs voted to withhold their approval
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Bid to bring back Brexit deal vote may be scuppered by Bercow as PM faces court challenge over 'childish' letters sent to EU

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

UK parliament speaker to rule on Monday if government can put Brexit deal to vote again

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would rule on Monday if he will allow the government to put forward a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Speaker John Bercow 'is ready to sign letter' asking for extension if asked by courts or parliament

Boris Johnson facing court action on Monday if he fails to delay Brexit beyond 31 October
Independent - Published

UK parliament speaker selects Letwin amendment for vote

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Saturday he had selected for a vote a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification..
Reuters - Published

Nancy Pelosi presents John Bercow with LGBT rights award

Commons Speaker given PinkNews 'Special Award' by US House of Representatives counterpart
Independent - Published

John Bercow accused of being 'verbal playground bully' as MPs lining up to replace him vow to rewrite rules

Nine candidates are vying to become Speaker when Mr Bercow stands down
Independent - Published

Neither Brussels nor Westminster is stupid enough to play Boris Johnson's futile game

At this most recent moment of high farce, it was an ingenious touch to have a speaker that can't speak. John Bercow has completely lost his voice
Independent - Published

UK parliament silenced? Hoarse Speaker Bercow battles to be heard

Speaker John Bercow, one of the most prominent voices in Britain's Brexit debate, struggled to make himself heard on Thursday when a sore throat cruelly reduced his customary booming cry of "Order!..
Reuters - Published

Bercow calls emergency meeting over 'inflammatory language' in commons

Boris Johnson is not expected to attend talks despite concerns raised by MPs
Independent - Published

UK parliament speaker says election cannot happen before October 31

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons John Bercow said on Thursday that, under existing rules, a national election could not be held before the country is due to leave the European Union at the end..
Reuters - Published

Tory MP makes reference to killing women moments after Bercow called for end to 'toxic' language

Edward Leigh said the law 'prevents you murdering your wife, it doesn't make you love your wife'
Independent - Published

UK House of Commons to sit on Wednesday: Speaker Bercow

Britain's lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, will sit on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, Commons Speaker John..
Reuters - Published

MPs to return to parliament tomorrow morning after Boris Johnson's suspension ruled illegal, Speaker John Bercow says

The House of Commons is to sit on Wednesday at 11.30, with "full scope for urgent questions, ministerial statements and applications for emergency debates", Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced.
Independent - Published

UK Speaker Bercow says House of Commons must convene without delay

Britain's House of Commons must convene without delay, Speaker John Bercow said on Tuesday, welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament..
Reuters - Published

John Bercow demands parliament 'convene without delay' after Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson prorogation illegal

Supreme court ruling came while prime minister was in New York to address the United Nations
Independent - Published

Outgoing Speaker Bercow: would not rule out second Brexit referendum

Outgoing speaker of the British House of Commons John Bercow would not rule out a second referendum to solve the country's Brexit impasse, he told an audience in Zurich on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament's speaker promises 'creativity' to ensure PM Johnson obeys Brexit delay law

House of Commons speaker John Bercow, has promised to use "creativity" to ensure Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not ignore a law which would prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Bercow vows to 'get creative' to stop no-deal Brexit and compares PM to bank robber

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Brexit: John Bercow pledges 'creativity' to stop no-deal

The Speaker is also warning the government not to ignore laws passed by the House of Commons.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: Disobeying no-deal Brexit law would make PM no better than a bank robber, Bercow warns

Defying MPs over Article 50 extension likened to 'robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards'
Independent - Published

John Bercow comes out swinging for Boris Johnson, and delivers a knockout blow

John Bercow tells Boris Johnson that even contemplating breaking the law on extending Article 50 is 'a complete non-starter. Period.'
Independent - Published

Who are the runners and riders to replace John Bercow as speaker?

Bookies suggests contest to replace speaker is a two-horse race between Harriet Harman and Lindsay Hoyle
Independent - Published

MPs try to pin John Bercow to his seat amid late-night mayhem in parliament: 'I held onto his leg I think it was and others held onto his arm'

Labour MPs attempted to interrupt the prorogation ceremony - before being bundled aside by officials
Independent - Published

Speaker Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in clash with Johnson, bows out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down, issuing a warning to the..
Reuters - Published

John Bercow is standing down, but only after an hour and a half of welling up at tributes to himself

The speaker's bombshell announcement turned out to be about by far the most important matter in the speaker's life – the speaker himself.
Independent - Published

UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis, said on Monday he would stand down from the role, issuing a warning to the government not to..
Reuters - Published

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