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.
More top news
A row of listed cottages on Norfolk's Blickling Estate have been destroyed by fire which spread through its thatched roof.
Staying mainly dry this afternoon and feeling relatively warm. Highs today of 16 deg C.
Princess Charlotte will turn one tomorrow and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace has released a series of adorable photographs.