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Mr Speaker: The Office and the Individuals [Hardcover]

Matthew Laban
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1 Feb 2013
Thanks to the high profile of Speakers such as Betty Boothroyd, Bernard Weatherill and John Bercow, the Speakership of the House of Commons has evolved from an internal parliamentary office into one of the most recognised public roles in British political life. This historic role has not, however, been examined in detail for nearly half a century, a gap now filled by Matthew Laban s absorbing study. This book examines the role right up to the Speakership of John Bercow: the process of election, the changing powers and responsibilities, and the widely different personalities who have occupied the Speaker s Chair. While chairing the debates in the chamber remains at the heart of the office, a modern Speaker must also rise to the challenge of being a skilled administrator, diplomat and media personality.

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  • Hardcover: 302 pages
  • Publisher: BiteBack Publishing (1 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849542228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849542227
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 533,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Matthew Laban is Headteacher of Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy in Enfield. He is an expert in British constitutional politics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading of a difficult subject 7 May 2013
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I am enjoying this record of the Speakers sofar but have not yet finished it. The remarks made by the more recent holders of this office like Betty Boothroyd were very informative.
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