Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Poll - Who Should Be New Speaker?

I have put a new poll up on the blog, asking who you would like to see as the new speaker in the event of a change within this Parliament.

Sir Ming Campbell

Charles Kennedy

Kate Hoey

Frank Field

Jack Straw

Diane Abbott

David Davis

Bill Cash

Sir George Young

Doug Carswell

Somebody else

Please vote using the poll on the right hand side of this blog, but feel free to use the comments field if you wish to elaborate on your selection, or in the case of selecting somebody else should you wish to name someone I had not included.


Tory Poppins said...

Oh my goodness . . . none of that motley crew, that's for sure!

All Seeing Eye said...

Sir Alan Hazelhurst has deputised well and probably deserves a pop at the Big Chair.

Gordoom, allegedly, is desperate to keep a Tory out although that would be an unprecedented act of constitutional vandalism.

Word recognition is, ironically for a thread about the most important chair in the HoC, "tallsita"

Tarquin said...

Diane Abbot would amuse me - but obviously three Labour speakers would be an issue, partly why the Tories aren't getting involved in this I think

I don't particularly think David Davis would be a good one considering his crusading nature, and Carswell is only in his first term and pretty young

The only Tory from that lot would be George Young, who many think should've got the job last time

Personally I'd rather see a respected independent so Ming or Kennedy would be fine by me, Kennedy could still be quite useful in debates so I'll say Ming

Eamon said...

No nonesense Anne Widdicombe is by far the best choice.

All Seeing Eye said...

Eamon, AW has announced her intention to retire at the next election and her good friend Iain Dale failed to get the nod from the selection committee about a year ago. Can't remember who did.

So she isn't one of the runners'n'riders in this race.