They were all witness, today, to the re-election of John Bercow as Speaker. In the end, it was easy for the Buckingham MP, as the "ayes" heavily outweighed a handful of "nos," and he was duly "dragged" to the Speaker's chair without a formal vote. Soon after, Cameron gave his first speech in the Commons as Prime Minister, stressing the need to "build trust between Parliament and the people we serve." And Harman responded, saying that Cameron faces an "awesome and heavy responsibilty". Few would disagree.
And that, more or less, was the sum of it. The start of a new Parliament, and an intake of breath before it's business as usual tomorrow.
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