Speaker – results of first voting tranche

594 votes cast in total – one spoilt.

Bercow 179 30%
Young 112 19%
Beckett 74 12%
Hazelhurst 66 11%
Beith 55 9%
Widdecombe 44 7%
Dhanda 26 4%
Shepherd 15 3%
Cormack 13 2%
Danda 13 2%
Lord 9 2%

Candidates are deciding who is to drop out – those with less than 5% automatically drop out.

Voting for the resumes at 18:00.

The Speakership election schedule can be found here.

Updates:

19:08: Only Sir George Young and John Bercow in the race. Next voting round at about 19:25 and the final result probably out by 20:30.

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