John Bercow declared his intention to resign as Speaker of the House of Commons and the race has started to replace him at the powerful position. His decision to stand down at this stage is important as it prevents a new parliament, article election, by picking out a new speaker and Johnson’s minority Authorities will be not able to set up the candidate of their own choice.
Consequently, two Labour MPs are front runners for the task, together with Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Labour MP for Chorley, the current odds on favourite at round the 5/6 mark, the bookies give him a 55 percent chance of becoming the next Speaker, and Harriet Harman, Labour MP for Camberwell & Peckham, second favorite. Harriet Harman was provided that 5/1 with some bookmakers from the wake of the statement of Bercow but has shortened.
Traditionally the speaker has slid between the two key parties, but that conference has been upended by the Labour government in 2000 and precedent counts for little in these times in Parliament. But it does appear most likely that a Labour candidate will follows the Conservative Bercow, not least because the Tory government is operating in a minority.
The situation for Hoyle is evident, he is. He was in the Speaker’s Chair at 2017 through the assault in Westminster and his experience is a large tick in his own favour. Hoyle was open about the fact that he desires Speaker’s use when Bercow stands aside, therefore he will be a name from the hat.
Whilst open about her urge to sit down at the Speaker’s Chair, Harman has triumphed previously about it. She has a wealth of Parliamentary experience, having served as MP. She has also taken temporary functions as Leader of the Opposition and Acting Leader of the Labour Party. She will be acceptable to both remainers and brexiters that was softer and has maintained her powder dry throughout the Brexit chaos. Presently the greatest chances of Harman are 11/4, although she is as brief as 6/4 with some firms.
The shortest priced Tory candidate will be currently Dame Eleanor Laing, with companies that provide as long as 10/1 (an estimated 9% likelihood ) and short as 5/1 on her getting the next Speaker. She’s another Deputy to the Speaker, even less senior than Hoyle although she hasn’t held the same high office as Harriet Harman. After she was embroiled at the expenditures scandal of the MP, she also has a mark. Other longshots comprise Chris Bryant (10/1), who is openly declared interest, Jacob Rees-Mogg (25/1), Hilary Benn (33/1) along with Angela Eagle (50/1). At this point in time it looks hard to see beyond the two front runners, however don’t hesitate to see that the bolter come from nowhere before the race has been settled.
Suggestion: 11/4 for Harriet Harman to become the next Speaker of the House of Commons looks the best value.

Read more: