SPEAKER’S ELECTION: Labour MP And Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle Elected

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The House of Commons has a new Speaker 

21:22: Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected the new House of Commons Speaker by MPs (20:22 GMT)

20:20: Conservative MP Dame Eleanor Laing has been eliminated from the contest to become the next Commons Speaker after the third round of voting (19:20 GMT)

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In the second round of voting Sir Lindsay Hoyle received the most votes (244), followed by Dame Eleanor Laing (122), Chris Bryant (120), Harriet Harman (59) and Dame Rosie Winterton (30).

Having received the least number of votes, Dame Rosie had to leave the contest and Ms Harman voluntarily withdrew her candidacy.

Labour MP Meg Hillier and Conservative Sir Edward Leigh were knocked out in the first round of the contest after receiving 10 and 11 votes respectively.

Mr Bercow stood down last week after an eventful and often controversial decade in the Speaker’s chair. His resignation as MP for Buckingham was officially confirmed on Monday.

Previous updates:

19:05: Father of the House Ken Clarke has told MPs that Labour MP Harriet Harman has withdrawn from the contest to become House of Commons Speaker (18:05 GMT)

19:00: Labour MP Dame Rosie Winterton has been eliminated from the contest to become the next Commons Speaker in the second round of voting (18:00 GMT)

17:00: Meg Hillier and Sir Edward Leigh have been eliminated from the House of Commons speaker election after the first round of voting (16:00 GMT)

16:00: The first round of voting is being held in the election of the new House of Commons speaker (15:00 GMT)

15:00: The seven candidates to be the next speaker of the House of Commons are making their pitch on why they should be elected before MPs vote on who should succeed John Bercow (14:00 GMT)

13:00: The seven candidates have now been announced for the new speaker of the House of Commons after the resignation of John Bercow who had his last day in the chair on Thursday 31 October (12:00 GMT)


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