John Bercow MP
John Bercow has been MP for Buckingham since 1997. He is a member of the International Development Select Committee. He has previously been Conservative Opposition Spokesman for Education and Employment, Work and Pensions, and Home Affairs. He has also served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
In 2005 he was The House Magazine's ‘Backbencher of the Year’. In September, John was appointed by Ed Balls, Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, to lead a review of services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
John was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009.