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The Speaker, Parliament and engaging with the modern democracy

Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons

Date/Time: Thursday 1 February 2018

John Bercow was elected 157th Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009, and has been re-elected three times. He has overseen significant changes in both the procedures and the culture of the House of Commons, assisting MPs in their holding of the executive to account, and enhancing public understanding of the role and functions of the Speaker.