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A look back at the Speaker's career

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, is to announce he is stepping down after eight years in the post.

Mr Martin's role recently became embroiled in a series of controversies surrounding the MPs' expenses row.

The BBC's Carole Walker looks back at his career.


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