It was a remarkable thing to sit in a crowded Commons chamber today for the first time. For all that has happened, it is still the place within which we will make the decisions which will turn this country around.
Persuaded by both Jonathan Isaby this morning and Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP in the chamber, I was among those new members who abstained in the election of the Speaker. I would have voted in a division. I trust Mr Bercow will live up to Sir Malcolm’s recommendation.
Douglas Carswell commented that the chair has been moved and that the LibDems are a little cosier. Of course, I could not possibly comment.