What is a Speaker's Conference? A Speaker's Conference is convened by the Speaker of the House of Commons following an invitation from the Prime Minister. Under the impartial leadership of the Speaker, MPs from both the major and minority parties are brought together to consider issues within the electoral system.
How is the Conference established? The House of Commons has agreed to establish the Conference as a Committee of the House, so that it will report to the House (previous Conferences have reported to the Prime Minister). The Speaker has appointed 17 other members to serve on the Conference under his leadership, with Miss Anne Begg MP acting as vice-chairman.
Membership of the Speaker's Conference
How will the Conference go about it's work? Previous Conferences have operated in a manner similar to a Select Committee and have heard evidence from witnesses.