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Questions over Speaker John Bercow's hunting comments

19 January 2011 Last updated at 15:10 GMT

Commons Speaker John Bercow faces criticism over his impartiality after telling a constituent he supported the ban on fox hunting.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson explains the background about the role and reputation of the Buckingham MP - first elected as a Conservative.

Tory MP Alan Duncan does not criticise the Speaker, but is not impressed with some of the comments from Sally Bercow, the Speaker's wife who has stood as a Labour candidate at a council election.

Labour MP John Denham also offers his view.

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