Sir Lindsay added: "This House will change, but it will change for the better". I wish she'd have been here. "She was everything to all of us".
"That's going to be my new role". I want to be that change.
The speaker is the chief officer and highest authority of the House of Commons and must remain politically impartial at all times.
In the run up to the lawmakers voting, Chris Bryant said he would be "a speaker who is an umpire, not a player", in what appeared to be a reference to Bercow's presumed biased. "Their voice must be heard as well and the pecking order ought not to be there". (AP)Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle?
Conservative MP Shailesh Vara has pulled out of the race to be the next Speaker of the House of Commons, instead pledging his support to Sir Lindsay Hoyle.
The tradition dates back to the darker ages of British politics, when the speaker acted as a messenger between Parliament and the monarch. He also promised to implement additional security measures, so that MPs "can feel safe". "That job has started, but not finished".
He was in the Speaker's chair during the terrorist attack in Westminster in March 2017, when the sitting was suspended and the Parliament put into lockdown.
"What the White Rose brought, hopefully the Red Rose will follow", Sir Lindsay smiled.
As Parliament wrangled angrily for months over Brexit, Bercow became a celebrity around the world with his garish ties, bellowed calls of "Or-derrr!" and sharp-tongued rebukes to noisy lawmakers "chuntering from a sedentary position".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open the Speaker election proceedings in the Commons on Monday afternoon.
Ms Harman said: "I would reform the Speaker's powers to make them transparent and accountable to this House, and I would be fearless in standing up for the rights of the House".
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said his priority would be to encourage tolerance and respect for all in the house. And after nine years as deputy speaker, he's had time to think about the qualities needed to succeed in the top job. He made it a central part of his remit to ensure members of Parliament had a say over the direction of Brexit.
The UK parliament selects a new speaker Monday, a once unremarkable event that is now charged with significance following the previous occupant's role in Brexit.
Bercow denied Brexit bias, but clashed with the government, and strongly opposed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to suspend Parliament for five weeks as an October 31 Brexit deadline approached. That is the whole principle and point of a parliamentary democracy, that we have a strong Parliament that can hold the executive to account. "But there are principles and promises you don't break", he told the Guardian in 2013.
"So I've been looking at a photograph of you at the weekend apparently watching the rugby cup final whilst at the same time not watching the television".