Here are the new rules under which Parliament will – for the first time – elect three deputy speakers. The opposition (Labour) get two and the government (presumably a Tory) get one.
The rumour mill suggests that the Tory candidates include: Nigel Evans (pictured left), Roger Gale and Geoffrey Clifton-Brown. Labour’s hopefuls include Lindsay Hoyle, Dawn Primarolo, George Howarth, Tom Clarke and maybe Marsha Singh. The ballot is June 8.
What’s in it for the successful trio? Apart from the honour of serving your country, etc, there is also an extra remuneration of £36,360 which in addition to the usual MP’s salary equals £101,126 a year.