John Bercow at the Oxford Union
- Event Start: 24th November 2016, 5:00pm
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** OPEN TO ALL BOD CARD HOLDERS - Please note that both members & non-members are allowed to attend this event ** Rt Hon John Bercow Thursday 24th November, 5pm First elected as a Conservative MP in 1997, John Bercow held the positions of Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development before taking up his current position in 2009. During his election, he received an unprecedented amount of support from a cross-section of parties, and his political leaning is often considered centre or centre-right. The Bercow Review of families affected by speech, language and communication needs prompted the Labour government at the time to pledge £52 million into addressing such issues. He is famed for keeping order in the Commons with his signature cry of "order!". In 2010 he won the Stonewall award for Politician of the Year.