Letter from Mr Alasdair Morgan MP to the
Clerk of the Committee
My preference for electing a Speaker would be
to have a secret ballot system using the alternative vote method,
with one election resulting in the choice of candidate. The election
would be concluded when the first preferences allocated to any
one candidate achieved more than 50 per cent of the total vote.
In relation to the method of presenting candidates
prior to the election, I do not feel that the mover and seconder
is strictly necessary, although that could be retained, but I
believe each candidate should be allowed to make a presentation
to the house. Personally, I do not favour the introduction of
a hustings question and answer session.
15 November 2000