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Re-election of the Speaker after a general election

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Proposals to change the procedure if the re-election of a Speaker is challenged after a general election are to be considered on 26 March 2015.

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This note summarises the current process for electing the Speaker after a general election, the motion before the House on 26 March 2015 to the change the process, and the recent Procedure Committee reports on the election of the Speaker.

Commons Briefing papers SN07150

Author: Richard Kelly

Topics: House of Commons, Parliamentary procedure, Speaker

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