Party leaders back Bercow for Buckingham

The Leaders of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have backed John Bercow’s bid for re-election as Member of Parliament for Buckingham.

Prime Minister, Theresa May, Leader of the Opposition. Jerremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron have all issued statements backing John Bercow for another term.

PM and Conservative Leader, Theresa May, said: “As we deliver what the people of the United Kingdom voted for at the referendum, leave the European Union, and return powers and decision-making to our sovereign Parliament, it is more important than ever that the House of Commons has a redoubtable champion in the chair to oversee its proceedings. As Speaker, John ensures that Government Ministers, backbenchers, and Opposition Members all play their part fully and fairly. He is an energetic ambassador for Parliament throughout the UK and around the world, and is also a devoted and hard-working champion for his constituents in Buckingham. He deserves your vote on 8 June.”

Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “John Bercow is a dedicated local MP and an effective Speaker of the House of Commons, who has used his office to reach out to people across our country.
I urge the voters of Buckingham to re-elect John on 8th June so he can continue his good work as Speaker for our democracy.”

Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, said: “I really hope that people in Buckingham re-elect John Bercow to continue the modernisation and reform of the House of Commons he champions as Speaker.”

The Party leaders are among many prominent politicians and local residents who have endorsed John Bercow in this election. Read what they say here.