Diary - electing a new Speaker

Back up to London for the last time before the general election (GE) to vote in the next Speaker. I went via Conservative Party HQs to grab a photo with the PM and then to the Commons. The voting for the next speaker began at 1430 with Ken Clark in the chair. The process took a long time and right now at the time of writing the final two are Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant, both Labour MPs. Although Mr Bryant is an intelligent and able man, I and many on my side of the House are backing Lindsay. He will do a good job, be fair and non-partisan, while observing the rules and regulations governing what the Speaker can and cannot do. Guido Fawkes is reporting that the now former one is already touting his services on a speaker's circuit. Not sure what he's charging, but clearly Mr Bercow is not waiting around.