Thursday, January 31, 2013

A new Speaker

Lockwood Smith has gone to London, and David Carter has just been elected Speaker of the House. The first question I had was whether Carter would follow Smith's precedent, and force Ministers to answer questions, allowing the House to effectively hold them to account. The good news is that he answered it in his acceptance speech, declaring that he intended to follow in Smith's footsteps. Its good to hear, and hopefully he'll keep his word. Smith changed Parliament for the better, and I want it to stay that way.