The English Toastmasters Association,
The Speaker’s State Apartments
at the House of Commons
on St Georges Day
with The Royal Society of St George
I was honoured to introduce Mr Speaker,
The Right Honourable John Bercow and as I prefer not to use my gavel one of my colleagues did the honours with his bell.
The English Toastmasters Association are proud to have formed our own
Danbury Branch of The Royal Society of St. George
and this was to be our introduction to
The House of Commons Branch
We wish to thank all other members
for their kind welcome to our new branch
The Speaker of the House of Commons chairs the debates in the Commons Chamber.
The holder of this office is an MP who has been elected by other MPs and is the chief officer and highest authority of the House of Commons.
He must remain politically impartial at all times and during debates the Speaker keeps order and calls MPs to speak.
The Speaker also represents the Commons to the Monarch, the Lords and other authorities and chairs the House of Commons Commission.
The current Speaker ( 23rd April 2013 ) is the Rt. Hon. John Bercow, MP for Buckingham.