MPs will elect a new deputy speaker today and five of this region's politicians are in the running.
North West Norfolk's Henry Bellingham, Northampton South MP Brian Binley, and Chelmsford's Simon Burns have all been nominated.
Nadine Dorries, Mid Bedfordshire MP, and David Amess, who represents constituents in Southend West, are also vying for the role.
The ballot is being held in the Aye Lobby in the House of Commons and closes at 2pm.
Speaker John Bercow is expected to announce the winner shortly after.
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