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Bercow re-elected as Speaker of the Commons

The Buckingham MP John Bercow has been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons. Some Tory MPs had been threatening to block him, but in the end he was chosen again unopposed.


Missing 14-year-old boy may have travelled to London

Steven is from Buckingham and has links to Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Northamptonshire.

We are growing increasingly concerned about Steven’s whereabouts and believe he may have travelled out of the area to London. However he may well have returned to the Milton Keynes later that day. Steven is a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for three days now and it is vital that anyone with information about his whereabouts gets in touch with us so we can establish that he is safe.

– Det Chief Inspector Richard North, Milton Keynes Force CID

If you have any information about Steven’s whereabouts lease call the 24-hours Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting occurrence number 43140092907.

14-year-old boy missing from home in Buckinghamshire

Steven Tiffin Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for assistance from the public to trace a teenager missing from Buckingham.

Steven Tiffin, aged 14, was last seen at an address in Century Avenue, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, at 12.30am on Sunday 15th June.

Enquiries to date indicate that Steven caught a train from Milton Keynes railway station to London Euston on the morning of Sunday.

However he may have returned to Milton Keynes since then.

Steven is white, 5ft 10ins, of slim build with short mousey brown hair.

He was last seen by a relative wearing jeans and a grey hooded top and is thought to be carrying an army style backpack.

Steven may be using the name Steven Nash.

Bercow to boycott funeral

Sally Bercow the wife of the Commons Speaker, who has said she will not be attending the funeral of Baroness Thatchee Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mrs Bercow, an outspoken Labour supporter, was invited to attend the service as the wife of her husband, John, who will be going.

But in a statement today, she said that she was not obliged to accompany him in the performance of his public duties.

She also accused No 10 of leaking details of her decision not to go to the press in order to try to undermine her husband.

"As Commons Speaker, John will be attending the funeral - and rightly so. But I'm not obliged to participate in my husband's public life - last time I looked, this was the 21st century! John holds public office and an important position, not me," she said.