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Eleanor Fulton Laing is a British Conservative politician who has represented Epping Forest as the constituency's Member of Parliament since the 1997 general election. In October 2013, fellow MPs elected her as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, replacing Nigel Evans.


MP
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
Assumed office
16 October 2013
Speaker John Bercow
Preceded by Nigel Evans
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
19 May 2005 – 7 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by James Gray
Succeeded by David Mundell
Shadow Minister for Women and Equality
In office
15 March 2004 – 7 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Caroline Spelman
Succeeded by Theresa May
Member of Parliament
for Epping Forest
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Steven Norris
Majority 15,131 (32.5%)
Personal details
Born (1958-02-01) 1 February 1958 (age 58)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Alan Laing
Alma mater University of Edinburgh

Eleanor Fulton Laing (née Pritchard, born 1 February 1958) is a British Conservative politician who has represented Epping Forest as the constituency's Member of Parliament since the 1997 general election. In October 2013, fellow MPs elected her as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, replacing Nigel Evans.

Deputy Speaker gets cross during Brexit debate

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Siddiq was also scolded by Laing for a lengthy intervention - Daily Mail

Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing has today been accused of telling Tulip Siddiq she had 'made women look bad' and warned her: 'You're bringing down the ...

Eleanor Laing deals with SNP complaints. Article 50 bill

This clip refers to the spat between Chairman of Ways and Means the previous evening. The SNP whip got agreement from the Chair to have a couple of ...

'Irene Ward MP: Doughty parliamentarian and campaigner' by Helen Langley

Watch an International Women's Day talk by historian Helen Langley, with an introduction by Eleanor Laing, about Irene Ward MP. Before Gwyneth Dunwoody ...

House of Commons - new deputy speaker - silence!

Eleanor Laing, proving only six weeks into the job, that she is yet another deputy who would make a talented speaker.

Mhairi Black - SNP MPs insist clapping, ticked off by Eleanor

Despite several reminders about applause, another example here.