Following the close of nominations, the list of candidates standing in the ballot to elect a new Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has been announced. The ballot will be held between 11.30am and 2pm on Wednesday 16 October 2013.
The seven candidates are:
A booklet has been produced that lists all the candidates for the Deputy Speaker election in alphabetical order, together with their sponsors and personal statement.
More details of the practical arrangements for the election to fill the vacant Deputy Speaker post by secret ballot are available:
As more than one nomination was received, the ballot will be held between 11.30am and 2pm on Wednesday 16 October, using the Single Transferable Vote system, with the results announced to the House by Mr Speaker, as soon as practicable after the votes have been counted.
To maintain the party balance between the Deputy Speakers, only MPs of parties represented in Her Majesty’s Government – Conservative and Liberal Democrats – were eligible for nomination.
The successful candidate will join Lindsay Hoyle MP and the Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP as Deputy Speakers.
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