The one exception to this procedure was during the appointment in 2009 of John Bercow as Commons Speaker.
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Michael Martin is trying to turn criticisms of his performance as the House of Commons Speaker into a class war.
The row over MPs' expenses and the role of the Commons Speaker has led to widespread sentiment that an entire political class has been discredited.
Canada's 38th Parliament opens with the selection of the Commons Speaker.
But I don't think we should get too pious about the incident, as the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, is being encouraged to.
Baroness Boothroyd, the former Commons Speaker, was cheered by peers from all parties after launching a stinging attack on the Government's proposals.