Harriet Harman has confirmed she will run to become the next Commons Speaker.
The Labour MP and Mother of the House - the longest continuously-serving female MP - made the announcement after the current Speaker, John Bercow, said he would stand down by 31 October.
Ms Harman told BBC Radio 4's Today programme it was the Speaker's job "to ensure Parliament can have its say".
Other MPs intending to stand include Tory Sir Edward Leigh and the SNP's Pete Wishart.
With John Bercow announcing his resignation yesterday (finally!) the MPs wasted no time last night putting in their pitches to the news channels. Lindsay Hoyle, the deputy speaker, was on Sky News almost immediately after Bercow's announcement putting his pitch in with Edward Leigh shortly afterwards, but the fist big gun to announce her candidacy is Harriet Harman. This is the same person who walked away from a car accident several years ago, an accident she caused with the words, "you know who I am, I'm Harriet Harman at Westminster." Should such a person be Speaker?
I'll do a poll when all the candidates are known, but does anyone have any preference that they would like to replace Bercow? Personally, anyone would be better for me!