MPs want Deputy Speaker job

Five MPs from the east are hoping to be given the job of Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons.

Henry Bellingham, Nadine Dorries, Brian Binley, Simon Burns and David Amess

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MPs elect new Deputy Speaker

The Anglia region's MPs have missed out on becoming the House of Commons' new Deputy Speaker.

Tory MP Eleanor Laing, who represents constituents in Epping Forest, was elected to replace Nigel Evans who resigned to face sex offence charges.

North West Norfolk's Henry Bellingham, Northampton South MP Brian Binley, Chelmsford's Simon Burns, Nadine Dorries, Mid Bedfordshire MP, and David Amess, who represents constituents in Southend West, were all nominated.

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