Peter Hoskin

The CoffeeHousers’ choice

The CoffeeHousers' choice
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So the votes are in, and Frank Field is the CoffeeHousers' choice to be the next Speaker of the House of Commons.  He secured 36.5 percent of the vote in our poll - well ahead of Sir George Young, who finished in second with 13.7 percent. 

The worry is that David Cameron will have inadvertantly scuppered Field's chances, by quoting one of the Birkenhead MP's more acerbic comments about the Government in PMQs today.  But I doubt that will put off his supporters - they've already established a "Frank Field for Speaker" Facebook group...