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Radio 4 Profile: John Bercow

Jonathan Maitland profiles the newly-elected Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. Bercow is on a mission to reform the House during one of the most difficult times for Parliament.

His own political journey from right to left has attracted accusations of opportunism from foes, while supporters are impressed by his passionate pursuit of political goals. Jonathan Maitland asks if Mr Bercow can win over his doubters.

BBC Radio 4's Profile of John Bercow was originally broadcast on Saturday, 27 June 2009 at 1900 BST

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