Show Hide image UK 18 May 2015 John Bercow reelected as Speaker of the House of Commons The Speaker is voted through by the Commons, in its first sitting of the new parliament. Print HTML John Bercow has been reelected Speaker of the House of Commons. In the first vote of the new parliament, usually a formality, the Speaker retained his seat. Bercow has faced more controversy than past Speakers, in that the Tories attempted a plot to unseat him in the last day of parliament before it dissolved for the election, and so his reelection was not as sure a thing as such votes have been in the past. › Tom Watson: McCluskey and Murphy should stop "slugging it out" Anoosh Chakelian is deputy web editor at the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls Word of the week: Jeremania How do I join the Conservative Party?