MPs' expenses: last time Speaker was ejected from Commons was 16





The last Speaker to be ejected from the Commons was Sir John Trevor, a lawyer, who was made a King’s Counsel by Charles II.

In 1685 he was appointed Master of the Rolls and also the Speaker of the House of Commons by James II.

He was a partisan of James II and was deprived of office on the accession of William III. In 1690, however, he once again returned to parliament as Speaker

As Speaker, he was memorable for being severely cross-eyed. The affliction was so confusing to members of the House that they were frequently uncertain as to which of them had “caught the Speaker’s eye”, and would try to speak out of turn.


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