Election of a New Speaker of the House

The British House of Commons elected a new Speaker of the House following the retirement of Speaker Bernard Weatherill. Highlights of the… read more

The British House of Commons elected a new Speaker of the House following the retirement of Speaker Bernard Weatherill. Highlights of the two hour debate concerning the election of the new speaker included the acceptance speeches by the nominees for the position, and a congratulatory speech from Prime Minister John Major. Ms. Boothroyd was elected the first female Speaker of the House of Commons in the history of the institution. close

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  • Paddy Ashdown Leader, House of Commons United Kingdom->Liberal Democratic Party
  • Betty Boothroyd Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Labour Party
  • Peter Brooke Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • Edward Heath Prime Minister (Former) United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • Neil Kinnock Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Labour Party
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Election of a New Speaker of the House

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Program ID:
25858-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
May 01, 1992 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 04, 1992 | 12:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 01, 1992 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 03, 1992 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 04, 1992 | 12:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 04, 1992 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 1992 | 12:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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