October 16th, 2013

Laing Wins Deputy Speakership

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As predicted (and bet on) by Guido, Laing survived six rounds of Single Transferable Votes to take the Deputy Speakership.

Of the 551 votes case she eventually got 273.

Trebles all round in Strangers.


70 Comments

  1. 1
    Gary Raige says:

    Good, I was worried it would go to that nutjob Dorries.

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  2. 2
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Guido, Found any nudie poses from years ago yet ? If you do – do you promise to post them?

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  3. 3
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    The best result: Congrats Eleanor.

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  4. 4
    REALWORLDER says:

    OH IAM PLEASED FOR HER !

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  5. 5
    Paddy Power says:

    Ouch !

    That result cost us !!!

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  6. 6
    fernandos pants says:

    Nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that she’s a bird then…?

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  7. 7
    Ed Miliband - Shadow Tosser says:

    This is disgusting, they should be paying that money to the UK treasury so that in can be invested in Scouser benefit claimants.

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  8. 12
    fuckem says:

    Does anyone really give a shit? Really?

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  9. 13
    What a fooking biatch says:

    Wiki :
    In 2007 Laing voted against MP’s expense claims being made public. After details of MP’s expense claims were released in the press, it was shown that Laing had avoided paying £180,000 Capital gains tax on the sale of her Westminster flat by declaring it as her primary residence. This was due to it having a higher value than her constituency home making it her primary residence under CGT rules. However, she had registered the flat as her second home with the Parliamentary Fees Office, and by doing so had claimed through her Additional Costs Allowance some of the interest due on her mortgage. Her constituency is Epping Forest, which is close to London and less than an hour’s journey by tube. When questioned she said that prior to the sale of the flat she had sought the advice of her solicitor. Laing was cleared by the Legg Inquiry.;[3][4] nonetheless, she voluntarily repaid £25,000 as a “moral gesture”.[5]

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    • 62
      broderick crawford says:

      well obviously ten she is well versed in the dark westministerian arts and should slide unctiously into the post with a minimum of effort .

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  10. 20
    Holly says:

    Let us hope that she has been ‘elected on merit’, and her gender hasn’t used as a leg up.
    My blood runs cold when I see women being promoted, because they usually turn out to be absolutely cr@p.

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  11. 26
    Sasseides says:

    How long before he is arrested and goes to jail?

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  12. 29
    Fishy says:

    Meanwhile…the latest adventures of Sally the Slapper.

    Mr Speaker Bercow will have more on his mind than his new deputy.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2462718/Sally-Bercow-leaves-Attitude-Magazine-Awards-party-fingered-gesture.html

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  13. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Another MP who should have done the decent thing and stepped down before the 2010 election after it was uncovered that she’d expensed two flats as second homes and then dodged capital gains tax on them.

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  14. 38
    THEY DO LIKE IT UP E'M says:

    Looks like she “blew” away the male opposition

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    da da says:

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  17. 44
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Eleanor Laing, elected deputy speaker, made £1m profit on her second home bought with taxpayers’ money and avoided capital gains tax. Bitch!!

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    • 67
      One more kunnt says:

      Smug i-got-away-with-it-you -oiks face.
      TOTALLY agree with the comment, and knowing that the HoC have elected this trougher as Deputy Speaker, well, words fucking fail me.

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  18. 57
    Not since Betty Boothroyd says:

    Promising pair of gams though – she’ll be a natural for standing on a point of order

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  19. 69
    I know says:

    Isn’t Laing a Scotch name? Don’t tell us we have another bloody cuckoo in the nest!

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  20. 70
    Radio Bollocks says:

    Just the person to keep an eye on fiddles.

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