"Throughout my time as speaker, I have sought to increase the relative authority of this legislature - for which I will make absolutely no apology to anyone, anywhere at any time", he said in the House.
The announcement of speaker Bercow, a remain voter widely perceived in Westminster as having acted as an activist speaker to influence the course of the Brexit debate in parliament, perhaps against the traditions of neutrality associated with the office, came after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he would be suspending Parliament tonight.
Parliament was suspended - or prorogued - at just before 2.00 am.
Mr Johnson told MPs Mr Corbyn had previously said he would back an election if legislation to prevent the government from forcing through a no-deal Brexit on 31 October became law.
The prorogation started at around 1:30am when the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke, the senior House of Lords officer entered the Commons who was tasked with leading the ceremony requesting that MPs vacate the Commons and visit the Lords.
Mr Johnson is now more than 20 seats short of a majority in Parliament, making effective government extremely hard.
Mr Johnson had hoped to call a general election for mid-October but failed twice to secure enough support from MPs for his idea. "It's one of the longest for decades and it represents an act of executive fiat".
But Bercow has not only enabled parliament to challenge the government's position on Brexit, he has entertained and thrilled us with his oratory and wit.
Mr Johnson said the government would use the time Parliament was suspended to press on with negotiating a deal with the European Union, while still "preparing to leave without one". The Labour protestors were shouting "shame on you" whilst holding signs saying "silenced" when MPs left the Commons.
Reading out the Queen's Address, Lady Evans said: "My Lords, and members of the House of Commons, we are commanded to deliver to you Her Majesty's speech in Her Majesty's own words".
SNP MPs began singing Scots Wha Hae - considered by the party to be the alternative national anthem - on the Commons benches.
One MP jokingly asked if he had been offered a peerage.
It has always been known at Westminster that Mr Bryant wanted the job but he said he wants to talk to his local party before commenting further.