Speaker of the House of Commons Election. Watch
The candidates are.
Dame Rosie Winterton (Labour, DS)
Chris Byrant (Labour)
Edward Leigh (Con)
Dame Eleanor Laing (Con, DS)
Meg Hillier (Lab)
Lydnsey Hoyle (Labour, DS) and the favourite
Harriet Harman (Lab)
Chris Byrant on his feet now saying he does not want clapping, to then be clapped. (Banter!)
The process is being overseen by Father of the House, Ken Clarke.
Meg Hillier (37,931, 68.5%)
Harriet Harman (37,316, 65.0%)
Chris Bryant ( 13,746, 41.8%)
Dame Eleanor Laing (18,243, 36.0%)
Edward Leigh (17,023, 33.1%)
Dame Rosie Winterton (10,131, 23.5%)
Lindsay Hoyle (7512, 13.5%)
I have posted this as of course, speakers constituencies are not contested (Properly).
If a candidate gets a majority, they win. As I understand it any candidate with less than 5% of the vote as well as who comes last is eliminated.
Her performances in the chamber have been poor every single time she's at the chair.
Lindsay Hoyle: 211
Eleanor Laing: 113
Chris Bryant: 98
Harriet Harman: 72
Rosie Winterton: 46
Edward Leigh: 12
Meg Hillier: 10