House of Commons
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ELECTION OF SPEAKER
EDM #1021
Tabled 25 July 2000
1999-00 Session
That this House is pleased to note that several worthy candidates' names are being considered by honourable and Right honourable Members for election as Speaker; believing it should have the greatest possible freedom of choice of Speaker, disagrees with the opinion of the then Select Committee on Procedure in 1996 that no change was needed to the voting system; further believes that the fairest system would be an eliminatory ballot; and is confident that it is easily within the competence of the current Select Committee to bring forward proposals for such a system which would avoid the over-lengthy procedures described in its predecessor's 1996 Report, especially when other legislatures have already done so.

Signatures (64)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
25 July 2000
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
25 July 2000
Austin, John
Labour
28 July 2000
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2000
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
27 July 2000
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
25 July 2000
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
25 July 2000
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
25 July 2000
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
25 July 2000
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
25 July 2000
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
25 July 2000
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
27 July 2000
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
27 July 2000
Cook, Frank
Labour
26 July 2000
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
27 July 2000
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
23 October 2000
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
27 July 2000
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
26 July 2000
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
26 July 2000
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
27 July 2000
Etherington, Bill
Labour
23 October 2000
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
25 October 2000
Flynn, Paul
Labour
25 July 2000
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
27 July 2000
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
26 July 2000
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
25 July 2000
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
25 July 2000
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
27 July 2000
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
27 July 2000
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
25 July 2000
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
25 July 2000
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
28 July 2000
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
25 July 2000
Jones, Lynne
Labour
27 July 2000
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
26 July 2000
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
26 July 2000
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
26 July 2000
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
25 July 2000
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
26 July 2000
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
25 July 2000
McDonnell, John
Labour
25 July 2000
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
25 July 2000
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
26 July 2000
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
26 October 2000
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
25 July 2000
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
26 July 2000
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
26 July 2000
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
26 July 2000
Salter, Martin
Labour
23 October 2000
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
26 July 2000
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
25 July 2000
Simpson, Alan
Labour
26 July 2000
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
23 October 2000
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
25 July 2000
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
25 July 2000
Taylor, David
Labour
25 July 2000
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
26 July 2000
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
25 July 2000
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion