House of Commons composition

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  • House of Commons
    • Speaker
      • Suspend MPs for politically incorrect language.
      • Politically neutral.
        • Elected by secret ballot.
      • Casting vote
      • John Bercow
        • Michael Martin 2009
    • Whips
      • Discipline- right to suspend.
        • E.g Corbyn 592 times.
      • Career chances- deselection
      • Ensuring MPs attend divisions.
      • Instructing how MPs should vote.
        • Three line whip- face disciplinary action.
      • Don't apply to independent. -Lady Sylvia Hermon.
    • Lower house
      • Dominant
      • Parliamentarysovreignty.
      • Motion of no confidence. No gov approved by Commons within 14 days.
        • James Callaghan- 1924, one vote.
    • Composition
      • Frontbenchers- shadow ministers.
      • Backbenchers- no ministerial position.
      • 650 members.

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