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Corbyn and Gove applaud Bercow's role as Speaker

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Corbyn and Gove applaud Bercow's role as Speaker

Corbyn and Gove applaud Bercow's role as Speaker

Jeremy Corbyn and Michael Gove respond to Speaker John Bercow's announcement that he will be standing down from his position on the 31st of October.

Addressing the Commons while his wife looked on from the gallery, Mr Bercow said: "At the 2017 election, I promised my wife and children that it would be my last.

"This is a pledge that I intend to keep.

If the House votes tonight for an early general election, my tenure as Speaker and MP will end when this Parliament ends.

"If the House does not so vote, I have concluded that the least disruptive and most democratic course of action would be for me to stand down at the close of business on Thursday, October 31.


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