Speaker's statement on the Orkney and Shetland constituency election

09 December 2015

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, made a statement on the election petition relating to the Orkney and Shetland constituency election on 7 May 2015.

Speaker's statement: 9 December 2015

"I have to inform the House that, as required by section 144 of the Representation of the People Act 1983, I have received the certificate from the judges appointed to try the election petition relating to the Orkney and Shetland constituency election on 7 May 2015. The judges have determined that the petition be dismissed, and have certified that the hon. Member for that constituency was duly returned at the said election.

I shall lay the certificate on the Table, together with the shorthand writer's notes, and will cause the full text of the certificate to be entered in the Journal. Members wishing to read the certificate for themselves will find it set out in the Votes and Proceedings for today, which will be circulated with the Order Paper in tomorrow's Vote Bundle, available online and from the Vote Office."

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