Dismissing the Speaker’s critics as a “load of rich blokes”, Labour MP Jess Phillips said: “Loads of Tories don’t like Bercow because he’s trying to reform the Commons and make it more representative.

“I will vote to support John Bercow, utterly ridiculous and self-indulgent of MP who will waste all our time on this.”

SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh told the BBC: “This is a modernising Speaker.

“James Duddridge has mentioned previously that he has an objection to a modernising Speaker, well I think we need to take the House of Commons into the 21st century and take it out of what would seem to be a Hogwarts type of debating society that many Tory MPs want it to be.”

But Mr Duddridge insisted: “I have been amazed at the number of emails, texts saying ‘Carry on as you are doing, James, we totally support you’.

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