Boris Johnson declares war against John Bercow as stands Tory candidate against him

Mail Online | 9/6/2019 | Jack Doyle Associate Editor For The Daily Mail
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The Prime Minister will try to end John Bercow's political career at the next election by standing a Conservative candidate against him.

In a declaration of war against the controversial Speaker, Tory HQ will put up a prospective MP in his Buckingham seat.

Move - Mr - Bercow - Commons - Rules

The move comes after Mr Bercow tore up Commons rules this week to allow backbenchers to seize control of the agenda and pass a law delaying Brexit.

Over the past two years he has repeatedly been accused of siding with pro-Remain MPs to try to undermine the Government.

Conservative - Source - Daily - Mail - Mr

A senior Conservative source told the Daily Mail that Mr Bercow, who was a Tory MP before becoming Speaker, had 'long given up any pretence of impartiality'.

'The constituents of Buckingham shouldn't be denied the opportunity to vote for a Conservative MP any longer,' they added.

Parties - Candidates - Speaker - Office - Tories

Ordinarily, the major political parties do not stand candidates against the Speaker, as the office is traditionally impartial. But backbench Tories have long accused Mr Bercow of bias.

On Monday, officials at Conservative Campaign Headquarters will email local associations informing them the Buckingham seat is open to applications.

Shortlist - Activists - Home - Counties - Seat

A shortlist will then be drawn up with local activists in the safe Home Counties seat, which has been held by Mr Bercow since 1997.

Up to four finalists will be voted on...
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