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,

5 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

The party switch is interesting, considering how badly Labour is doing.

CalumCarr said...

The post is politicised because every Speaker belongs to a political party. What a Speaker's wife does is irrelevant. Would Dorries suggest Bercow stand down if his wife was standing for the Tories?

jams o donnell said...

THisng happen Ren!

I agree Callum. I daresay Dorries would be defending her to teh hilt if she was standing for the tories! Welcome back to teh blogosphere

Pouty Lips said...

Typical political hypocrisy.

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is!