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,


Frank Partisan 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

Susan English Mason said...

Typical political hypocrisy.

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is!