The Speaker should be the servant of the House – not its master

Writing for The Times, Public First Partner Natascha Engel analyses the powers that the Speaker has accrued over his ten years in office, and how this has altered the balance of power between government and parliament. Whoever replaces John Bercow as Speaker next week will mean the difference between a full audit of his powers so that the House can decide what to keep and what to curb, or someone who will pick up where Mr Bercow left off.