Bone Makes Deputy Speaker Pitch With Comedy Video

Nominations close for the role of Deputy Speaker today, with the election being held tomorrow. Guido brought you the list of candidates last year…

Peter Bone, an underdog contender for the role, and has sent MPs a comedy video urging them to end his contribution from the backbenches by relegating him to the Speaker’s chair:

Dear Colleagues,

If my email of yesterday didn’t convince you to vote for me as Deputy Speaker, this should be the clincher, as if you vote for me tomorrow, you’ll never have to hear this again!

With very best wishes,

Peter

Bone clearly hoping he won’t come in Beethoven’s 5th…

Guido understands Rosie Winterton is the only Labour candidate standing is therefore guaranteed the second Deputy Speaker spot leaving two up for grabs for the likely five Tory candidates.

Nigel Evans has been picking up momentum, securing the support of Tracey Crouch, Carolyn Harris, and Angus MacNeil; as well as picking up a lot of support from the new ‘blue-collar Tories’ – including his former Parliamentary assistant Simon Fell who is now the MP for Barrow and Furness.

David Amess and Robert Goodwill have been campaigning for the role for a shorter amount of time, and are also considered underdogs in the contest.

Eleanor Laing meanwhile is pitching more for the Labour vote with Chris Bryant and Wes Streeting on board. She will have to overcome memories of messing up in the Chair as MPs were voting on the election bill last year. Laing appeared to have not understood there was no committee stage for the bill and attempted to accept an amendment from Chris Leslie – leading to the face of Bercow having to take over. It was all very awkward.

Voting takes place tomorrow, with the top three candidates (provided at least one is female, Labour, or both) winning the three Deputy Speaker roles…

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Peter Bone’s Generous Offer to Bercow

Speaker Bercow is suffering from a very hoarse voice, and seemingly there is no medicament that will help him out. Peter Bone popped up with a helpful suggestion that to rest his voice perhaps the Speaker should take some time off, particularly when it comes to debates regarding the European Union. Sadly for everyone involved, the Speaker declined Bone’s kind suggestion…

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Peter Bone Calls on May To Go on Behalf of His Members at PMQs

Peter Bone used his PMQ slot to present the Prime Minister with a letter from his local association saying they reject her Withdrawal Agreement and call on her to resign before the EU elections. Punchy.

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Peter Bone Skewers the Prime Minister on A50 Extension

“The Prime Minister in this House has said 108 times that we will be leaving the European Union on 29th March… Prime Minister, if you continue to apply for an extension to Article 50 you will be betraying the British people. If you don’t you will be honouring their instruction. Prime Minister, it is entirely down to you.”

Punchy…

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Peter Bone Scraps Statue of Theresa May

The people of Wellingborough won’t be getting their statue of “Brexit Queen” Theresa May after all after local MP Peter Bone shelved his plans to build one in her honour. Sad…

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PMQs: Brexit Knockout Special

Theresa May knew she was in for a tough bout when howls of laughter greeted her stock response to the opening question: “This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others…” She had survived the warm-up rounds with her ministers for now, but could she withstand a gruelling slugfest with the MPs? It must have been serious as Jeremy Corbyn had improbably decided to go in on the issue of the day…

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