Likely to lose his Transport minister job in the upcoming reshuffle anyway, Simon Burns is resigning to run for Deputy Speaker. Tory MPs will relish the chance to give the job to the man who called Bercow a “stupid sanctimonious dwarf”…
Breaking News: Simon Burns resigns as minister to stand for Deputy Speaker. He once called Bercow a sanctimonious dwarf.Simon's got my vote!
— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) October 4, 2013