Daniel Halliday
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What will John Bercow’s Legacy be?

John Bercow is the current Speaker of the House of Commons who announced his resignation in September 2019 and is due to step down on the 31st October 2019. Bercow’s time in office has been somewhat controversial and he leaves his position at a controversial time in British politics also, as MPs struggle with Brexit negotiations. When he steps down as Speaker of the House of Commons what legacy will John Bercow be leaving behind? theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/09/john-bercow-to-step-down-as-speaker-by-31-october
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An unprecedentedly popular Speaker, despite controversy

During his long term as the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has become the first speaker to earn a triple nomination and serve under four prime ministers, making him the longest serving speaker in nearly a century. He has often conducted the house with humour and has been relatively popular in his time in office despite some controversy. Having entered politics as a far-right Conservative, Bercow’s outlook slowly softened in time, but to some this slow change in political outlook has been controversial, as has his recent outspoken nature, increasingly using his position to voice his opinions and speak out about negative aspects of British politics. His longevity and flair, coupled with his unique delivery of the term “order”, will likely linger in the House of Commons for quite some time.

theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/sep/26/john-bercow-calls-for-end-to-toxic-commons-culture-after-fury-over-pms-language-video theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/sep/10/john-bercow-five-memorable-moments-from-a-decade-as-speaker-video youtube.com/watch?v=f_Zh9KSVrFg

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