John Bercow MP Buckingham, The Speaker, Speaker


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  • Fax 020 7219 6901

  • Email:

  • Website: John Bercow website

  • Constituency address

    Speaker's House, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
John Bercow

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition Spokesperson for: Education and Employment 1999-2000, Home Affairs 2000-01; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2001-02; Opposition Spokesperson for Work and Pensions 2002; Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2003-04; Speaker 2009-; Ex-officio chair House of Commons Commission 2009-; Chair: Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 2009-, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority 2009-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Motherwell South 1987 and Bristol South 1992 general elections. Member for Buckingham 1997-2010, for Buckingham (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election (Conservative 1997-2009, Speaker since 2009).
  • Political interests

    Special educational needs, international development, human rights, constitutional reform.
  • Party groups

    Chair, University of Essex Conservative Association 1984-85; National chair, Federation of Conservative Students 1986; Vice-chair, Conservative Collegiate Forum 1987.
  • Countries of interest

    Burma, Sudan, USA, Zimbabwe.
  • International bodies

    President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2009-; Hon. President, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2009-.

Election record for Buckingham, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Speaker 46.28%
Independent 20.92%
UK Independence Party 17.01%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Bercow, John Speaker 22,860 46.28
Stevens, John Independent 10,331 20.92
Farage, Nigel UK Independence Party 8,401 17.01
Phillips, Patrick Independent 2,394 4.85
Martin, Debbie Independent 1,270 2.58
Mozar, Lynne British National Party 980 1.99
Dale, Colin Loony 856 1.74
Howard, Geoff Independent 435 0.89
Hews, David Christian 369 0.75
Watts, Anthony Independent 332 0.68
Strutt, Simon Deficit 107 0.22
Majority 12,529 votes
Electorate 74,989
Turnout (49,402) 65.88%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 14-19 September 2008, to New York and Washington, USA, to meet with representatives of the US financial sector and from the Presidential campaigns. My flights, accommodation and meals were provided by Deutsche Bank. (Registered 24 September 2008)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Fees for speeches to the National School of Government. (Up to £5,000) Adviser to the Board of Priory Holdings Company No 1 Limited. (£35,001-£40,000)

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