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Deputy Speakers in United Kingdom

Deputy Speakers Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

In the House of Commons there are three Deputy Speakers who are elected by Members of the Parliament to assist the Speaker in chairing debates in the Chamber and to perform a range of other duties. Like the Speaker they lose party affiliation on taking up the role and must be politically impartial.

In the House of Lords a panel of 20 to 25 Deputy Speakers assist the Lord Speaker in presiding over debates when the Lord Speaker is not present. Unlike the Lord Speaker, Deputy Speakers may continue to participate in debates and vote in divisions, even when they are sitting on the Woolsack.

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