There is much talk of a general election being called soon.

If Dame Eleanor Laing intends to stand again I hope she gives up being Deputy Speaker (who by convention does not vote) and, if re-elected, will fully represent us by voting.

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Epping Forest councillors react to MP Dame Eleanor Laing's bid to be House of Commons Speaker

Michael McGough

Wellfields, Loughton

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