On Thursday as John Bercow spent his last day in the Speaker’s chair, I wanted to thank him from my constituents in Bristol West. I passed on their admiration of his work over the past three years, particularly in his ability to foster interest of the work we do in Parliament and to engage the public about what happens in the House of Commons.

I also felt it was important to thank him on behalf of my Parliamentary string quartet, ‘The Statutory Instruments’ and in my role as a Labour Whip, which means I spend a lot of time at the left-hand side of the Speaker’s chair. He has been an immense support during my four years in Parliament, particularly throughout some of the greatest and darkest moments of being an MP.

Yesterday we voted for Lindsay Hoyle MP to replace John Bercow as the Speaker. I am sure that his experience will be a great asset in enabling me and my fellow MPs to navigate through these important and unprecedented times.

Thank you Mr Bercow, and good luck for whatever you do next!

John Bercow stepping down as Speaker

On Thursday as John Bercow spent his last day in the Speaker’s chair, I wanted to thank him from my constituents in Bristol West. I passed on their admiration of his work over the past three years, particularly in his ability to foster interest of the work we do in Parliament and to engage the public about what happens in the House of Commons. I also felt it was important to thank him on behalf of my Parliamentary string quartet, ‘The Statutory Instruments’ and in my role as a Labour Whip, which means I spend a lot of time at the left-hand side of the Speaker’s chair. He has been an immense support during my four years in Parliament, particularly throughout some of the greatest and darkest moments of being an MP.Yesterday we voted for Linsday Hoyle MP to replace John Bercow as the Speaker. I am sure that his experience will be a great asset in enabling me and my fellow MPs to navigate through these important and unprecedented times.Thank you Mr Bercow, and good luck for whatever you do next!

Posted by Thangam Debbonaire for Bristol West on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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