Bercow to resign from speaker on October 31st at the latest

epa07830691 A handout photo made available by the UK Parliament shows Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow laughing in the House of Commons in London, Britain, 09 September 2019. Reports state that John Bercow says he will stand down as Commons Speaker and Member of Parliament at the next election or on 31 October 2019, whichever comes first. EPA-EFE/JESSICA TAYLOR/UK PARLIAMENT / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: UK PARLIAMENT / JESSICA TAYLOR HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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John Bercow has announced he will stand down as Commons speaker on 31 October at the latest.

On the verge of tears, the Buckingham MP said he had been the “backbenchers’ backstop” during his ten years in the top job.



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