FROM:John Bercow <>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Parliamentary Staff;
SUBJECT:The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

Dear colleagues,

While I am sure that you are all aware by now, the election for the position of the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means has now been concluded. Of the seven honourable members from the Conservative benches that put themselves forward for consideration, the successful candidate was the Honourable Member for Epping Forest, Eleanor Laing MP. It goes without saying that I hope all honourable and right honourable members treat Mrs Laing with the respect she deserves. We in the Speaker's office look forward to working with her.

Commiserations to the unsuccessful participants in the election.


John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

John Bercow MP
House of Commons
020 7219 6346

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