The MP trying to unseat House of Commons speaker John Bercow claims he has support from government ministers

And today, Duddridge told BBC Radio 4: “Ministers have been on the phone to me over the weekend, as well as backbenchers and people of all political parties, saying they will vote with me in the lobbies against speaker Bercow.“Enough is enough, we need a new impartial speaker.”Read More: Is speaker John Bercow an embarrassment to the House of Commons?Duddridge is currently the only signatory to the motion, tabled just before parliament went into recess. Although it remains open to signatures during the break, the list of signatures will not be updated until business resumes next week.Since the motion was tabled, it has also emerged that the speaker voted for Remain in the EU referendum, and bemoaned Labour’s failure to make a stronger case against Brexit ahead of last summer’s vote, with Duddridge arguing it showed a failure to maintain the required impartiality. Mark Sands Commons leader David Lidington yesterday said Bercow’s Brexit remarks would elicit “a strong reaction” from some MPs, but Lidington steered clear of criticising the speaker. Former culture secretary John Whittingdale yesterday warned that Bercow’s “scoresheet is mounting up”.Read More: Commons speaker John Bercow defends controversial Trump interventionDowning Street sources have made it clear the government will not intervene to protect Bercow, with ministers likely to be offered a free vote on any motion.A spokesman for the Prime Minister said today: “The position of the speaker is a matter for Parliament and the MPs in parliament.” Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com The MP trying to unseat House of Commons speaker John Bercow claims he has support from government ministers The Tory MP behind a motion of no confidence in John Bercow claims he has secured cross party support for his bid to unseat the House of Commons speaker, with government ministers also on board.Southend MP James Duddridge put forward an Early Day Motion late last week following Bercow’s intervention over Donald Trump. Monday 13 February 2017 3:57 pm whatsapp

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