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  UK House of Commons - Speaker
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United Kingdom > House of Commons > Speaker of the House of Commons
OfficeSpeaker of the House
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 22, 2009 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 22, 2009 - 11:00am
Term Start June 22, 2009 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.19% Registered 0.00% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie June 22, 2009 02:34pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Candidates not surpassing 5% of votes in a round are eliminated while others advance to the next round until a candidate has earned a majority of parliamentary support to become the next speaker. Votes in this container will represent the highest number of votes received by each candidate on any ballot, with individual ballots listed below.

First ballot:
1. John Bercow - 179
2. Sir George Young - 112
3. Margarett Beckett - 74
4. Alan Haselhurst - 66
5. Sir Alan Beith - 55
6. Ann Widdecombe - 44
7. Parmjit Dhanda - 26 - ELIMINATED
8. Richard Shepherd - 15 - ELIMINATED
9. Sir Patrick Cormack - 13 - ELIMINATED
10. Sir Michael Lord - 9 - ELIMINATED

Second ballot:
1. John Bercow - 221
2. Sir George Young - 174
3. Margaret Beckett - 70 - WITHDRAWN
4. Alan Haselhurst - 57 - WITHDRAWN
5. Sir Alan Beith - 46 - WITHDRAWN
6. Ann Widdecombe - 30 - ELIMINATED

No candidate received less than 5% of the vote in the second round but as the candidate with the lowest support Ann Widdecombe was eliminated. The other candidates outside Bercow and Young withdrew so the third ballot will likely elect the next speaker.

Third ballot:
1. John Bercow - 322 - ELECTED
2. Sir George Young - 271
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartySpeaker Won10/23/2000
NameMichael Martin Votes370 (19.98%)
Term10/23/2000 - 06/21/2009 Margin129 (+6.97%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
06/22/2009 06/22/2009
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
George Young 1 ------
Leaning Call: George Young (100.00%)
Weighted Call: George Young (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name MP John Bercow MP George Young MP Margaret Beckett MP Alan Haselhurst MP Alan Beith MP Ann Widdecombe MP Parmjit Dhanda
PartySpeaker Speaker Speaker Speaker Speaker Speaker Speaker
Website [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes322 (35.94%) 271 (30.25%) 74 (8.26%) 66 (7.37%) 55 (6.14%) 44 (4.91%) 26 (2.90%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -51 (-5.69%) -248 (-27.68%) -256 (-28.57%) -267 (-29.80%) -278 (-31.03%) -296 (-33.04%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
I M@
LAB Gordon Brown [L]
MFL Juan Croniqueur
J Dr. Cynic
Laf-W Craverguy
LAB Frank Field [L]
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name MP Richard Shepherd MP Patrick Cormack MP Michael Lord Spoiled Ballots  
PartySpeaker Speaker Speaker Speaker  
Website  
Uncertified Votes15 (1.67%) 13 (1.45%) 9 (1.00%) 1 (0.11%)  
Margin-307 (-34.26%) -309 (-34.49%) -313 (-34.93%) -321 (-35.83%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 22, 2009 12:00pm Perspective Race for the Speaker's chair: candidate odds  Article Ralphie 
Jun 14, 2009 09:00pm Analysis Speaker hopefuls take to the campaign trail  Article Ralphie 
May 22, 2009 06:30pm Announcement Sir Alan Haselhurst enters race to become Commons Speaker  Article Ralphie 
May 21, 2009 04:00pm Announcement [Ann] Widdecombe throws herself into Speaker race  Article Ralphie 
May 20, 2009 10:00am Opinion New Speaker must be seen as well as heard  Article Ralphie 
May 18, 2009 02:00pm Speculative Who will be the next Speaker?  Article Ralphie 

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