This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Rejected petition Petition for the resignation of the Speaker of the House.
Following Speaker Bercow's intervention in addressing Parliament today. As William Lenthall famously told Charles I, the Speaker of the Commons has ‘neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as this house is pleased to direct me’.
We, therefore, petition for his resignation
This petition was rejected
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.
The resignation of the Speaker is a personal decision for the Speaker, and is therefore not the responsibility of the Government or Parliament.
If you like, you could sign the petition below, which asks the House of Commons to debate a vote of no confidence in the Speaker:
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