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‘A servant of the House’: MPs to elect Commons Speaker in early-morning ceremony

By Beatrice Paez       

Incumbent House Speaker Geoff Regan says he expects MPs will be largely influenced by their peers' assessments of the candidates in casting their ballots for the new Speaker.

Incumbent House Speaker Geoff Regan, pictured before the House Affairs Committee on Nov. 9, 2017, is running again for the speakership. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

MPs’ first order of business when they convene in this minority 43rd Parliament on Thursday morning will be to elect a new Commons Speaker, who will serve as the impartial arbiter in enforcing decorum in what at times can be an unruly House. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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