14 December 2009
By the something or other divided
Sally Bercow, the wife of the recently appointed Speaker and previously a Tory MP, has won a place on an official list of approved prospective candidates for the Labour party.
Mrs Bercow has been given the go-ahead to seek a parliamentary seat, a move that has irritated Tory MPs. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, said: “This makes it impossible for Bercow to continue as Speaker. Her adoption as a Labour candidate politicises the Speaker’s office and it may now be that he could be ousted before the general election.”
Me, I find this rather amusing, but I don’t see why John Bercow should be pressurised into standing down just because his wife might become an MP too,