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By Haddenham Webteam - 23rd April 2015 10:30am
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.
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