Haddenham

John Bercow 's Campaign Visit

Home » News » John Bercow 's Campaign Visit
John Bercow-7

John Bercow is seeking re-election as the MP for Buckingham, a constituency that includes Haddenham, and on Wednesday evening 22nd April he visited the village to hold a public meeting in the Community Library.

A large and respectful audience listened attentively to Mr Bercow's articulate and confident presentation, during which he highlighted some of his many activities and achievements on behalf of his constituents, and the active role he has played as an MP in such important areas as opposing housing development outside of the scope of Neighbourhood Plans and seeking to overturn HS2.

Few would doubt the fact that he has managed to maintain a high profile across his constituency, visiting local schools and attending public functions on a regular basis.

Among the wide range of questions put to Mr Bercow, some concern was expressed that his 'neutral' role as Speaker of the House could seriously constrains his ability to lobby on issues raised by his constituents. However, in response, Mr Bercow made it clear that his ability to consult with and potentially influence Government ministers was enhanced rather than constrained by the role of Speaker as this enables him to call for private meetings with ministers in ways that backbench MPs cannot.

Although Mr Bercow is a former Conservative Party MP, there is a long established tradition for the Speaker to stand as an independent candidate in a General Election.

For further information, see here

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Thames Water_Station Rd Work Schedule
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 16 Nov 1:30pm

As notified previously, Thames Water will shortly be digging up parts of Station Road to lay new pipes. The work was meant to have started this Friday (17th November) but will now commence on Mon 4th December.Disruption will last into March 2018. Featured is the latest information sent via letter to local households (click on the image to view an enlarged version). If you have queries or...

Ivor Miles Theft Attempt
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 16 Nov 10:45am

Following the attempted robbery at Ivor Miles garage in Churchway, Haddenham last year, Mr Jordan Dewing of New Road, Stokenchurch was charged on 17th October and appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday 16th November.At the Magistrates' hearing, Mr Dewing indicated his intension to plead 'Not Guilty' to Robbery but 'Guilty' to being in...

Final Total
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 14 Nov 4:15pm

The total raised has now been calculated: Jane and Steve Gollins' fundraising event at Bradmoor Farm last week achieved the grand sum of £12,500 for Macmillan Cancer Care! On Tuesday afternoon 14th November Jane was joined by Bradmoor colleagues Annia, Abby and Ella to present the cheque to Macmillan's Regional Fundraising Manager, Paresh Nar. Jane paid tribute to all those...

© 2012 - 2017 Haddenham.net