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18 May 2009
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Douglas Carswell MP has tabled his motion of No Confidence calling for
the Speaker of the House of Commons to resign
. As noted on his blog and elsewhere this is historic because it has never been done in over 300 years. Also worth noting is that he has 14 co-signatories including members of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. The gang of 15 is:
Douglas Carswell (Harwich, Conservative) Kate Hoey (Vauxhall, Labour) Norman Lamb (North Norfolk, Liberal Democrat) Richard Bacon (South Norfolk, Conservative) David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden, Conservative) Philip Hollobone (Kettering, Conservative) Paul Flynn (Newport West, Labour) Gordon Prentice (Pendle, Labour) Richard Shepherd (Aldridge-Brownhills, Conservative) Philip Davies (Shipley, Conservative) John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire, Liberal Democrat) Norman Baker (Lewes, Liberal Democrat) Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green, Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams (Bristol West, Liberal Democrat)
For those counting that makes 3 Labour, and six each from the Lib Dems and Conservatives.
It might be a nice idea if UK readers contact their MP (either via the House of Commons (020 7219 3000 ) or
) to suggest that they support this measure.