Bercow hints he WILL join House of Lords as he says ‘it’s the norm for Speakers to do so’


The ex-Speaker explicated “it is the norm” for Speakers to become Lords in their retirement. He said he intention “be inclined to do so” if offered the position. But there are reports someone in Government is impeding him from the role.

The former aide to Labour kingpin Tony Blair asked if Mr Bercow would join the House of Aristocrats.

Speaking to Alastair Campbell on GQ, Mr Bercow replied: “Well if I was invited to go to the Legislative body of Lords, I guess I would.

“We’ll have to wait and see.”

Mr Campbell added: “What nearby these stories that their is someone in the Government who thinks you’ve been such a bad boy they’re universal to punish you by not getting you there.”

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Mr Bercow is the first Commons Keynoter in 230 years not to be offered a peerage on leaving office.

Prime Priest Boris Johnson reportedly planned to defy the convention which offers Speakers automatic elevation to the House of Lords when they relinquish.

Insiders said Mr Johnson felt blocking his entry to the upper judiciary would will be the perfect riposte to a Speaker he blames for also give someone the cold shouldering Parliamentary precedent when dealing with Brexit.

A source stale to the Prime Minister said: “No one in this Government will be rushing to communicate Bercow a peerage.

“He likes to think of himself as a reforming Speaker, yet he’s been dogged by aspersions and given up any pretence he is impartial.”

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