11 September 2013 @ 12:49 pm
FROM:John Bercow <>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Members of the House of Lords; Parliamentary Staff;
SUBJECT:Nigel Evans MP

Dear colleagues,

For those not present in the chamber earlier today this email is to confirm the resignation of the Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley as First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and his return to the backbench without seeking the Conservative Party whip. The honourable member's personal statement made after this week's session of Prime Minister's Questions will be available in Hansard shortly.

As was said in the chamber, Nigel has been an exemplary, competent, fair and good humoured member of the Speakership team. He is also a loyal and hugely valued Member of the House.

I trust that all honourable and right honourable members will keep in mind when considering passing comment on Nigel and his conduct that his case is sub judice and that due process must take place.


John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

John Bercow MP
House of Commons
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