BREAKING – first #newspeaker results

A few very brief words from the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party as mediated by twitter:

PaulRowen Waiting to vote in the next round of the Speaker’s election, Beckett, Bercow, Haselhurst, Widdecombe and Young all still standing

joswinson Beckett, Beith, Bercow, Haselhurst, Widdecombe and Young all standing for next round #newspeaker

joswinson Bercow 179, Young 112, Beckett 74 – Shepherd, Cormack, Lord and sadly Dhanda all out #newspeaker

SandraGidley Pleased that J B won 1st round but how will it change after re allocation of votes. Not over til fat lady stops voting

SandraGidley Then we will have to wait for new papers to be printed. What’s wrong with a quick sweep with the black. Markers on the old ones.

SandraGidley Bercow won first time round. Shepherd, lord, cormack and dhanda out. 10 mins for others to withdraw.

EDIT: follow the action as it happens on liberal tweets or on the #newspeaker hashtag (awfully busy!)

EDIT: SEE ALSO: Steve Webb almost liveblogging.

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  • Results so far:

    Round 1

    Turnout 594
    Beckett 74
    Beith 55
    Bercow 179
    Cormack 13*
    Dhanda 26*
    Hazelhurst 66
    Lord 9*
    Shepherd 15*
    Widdecombe 44
    Young 112
    spoiled 1

    * = eliminated

    #newspeaker isn’t busy for someone who’s been following #iranelection for a week!

  • #iranelection is like drinking news from a firehose. It’s scary, wonderful and intimidating all at the same time.

    Of course, the best way to actually know what’s going on is to just follow persiankiwi.

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