Tag Archive for Speakership

The weekend quiz

Lord Norton

The last Prime Minister to be drawn from the Lords and to remain in the House was the Third Marquess of Salisbury.  All subsequent premiers have sat in the Commons.  When they have given up the reins of office, they have been offered peerages.  Not all have taken up the offer or not taken it…

A note on the Speakership

Lord Norton

The Commons will elect a new Speaker on 22 June.  The circumstances of the departure of the current Speaker are unprecedented in recent history.  The method of selecting his successor will also create history: for the first time, MPs will vote by secret ballot. The choice of the Speaker is a matter for the Commons. …