Bercow: Commons more relevant now

Romsey Advertiser: John Bercow believes the House of Commons is "more vibrant and relevant" now than it was before he took to the Speaker's chair five years ago John Bercow believes the House of Commons is "more vibrant and relevant" now than it was before he took to the Speaker's chair five years ago

John Bercow has claimed the House of Commons is "more vibrant and relevant" now than it was before he took to the Speaker's chair five years ago today.

The controversial Speaker, who has frequently clashed with MPs and ministers during his time in office, said he hoped the reputation of the Commons will be improved as a result of the reforms he has encouraged.

Mr Bercow became Speaker on June 22, 2009 with Westminster reeling from the expenses scandal which led to the resignation of his predecessor Lord Martin of Springburn.

He highlighted his record of granting urgent questions as one way in which he had made Parliament more relevant.

Mr Bercow said: " After five years much has been achieved but there is still more work to do. I believe the House of Commons is more vibrant and relevant than when I took office in 2009.

"It is my hope that, over time, the reputation of the House of Commons will be improved by the reforms I have encouraged as the Speaker, including the revival of urgent questions."

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6:36pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bmoc55 says...

Big headed little dwarf
Big headed little dwarf bmoc55
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7:41pm Sun 22 Jun 14

cj07589 says...

Nope sack the 650mps after all it's the unelected at Brussels who make the laws now. That is the truth of the matter.
Nope sack the 650mps after all it's the unelected at Brussels who make the laws now. That is the truth of the matter. cj07589
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