The Speaker John Bercow has said he will stand down by October 31 or the next General Election, whichever comes first.
It seems he may have managed to see that a speaker who is not a government pawn is elected before a General election and a possible Tory majority
Wales Online report that
"The Conservatives had said they would field a candidate against him at the next election.
The Speaker of the Commons is an MP and stands in general elections but is usually unopposed by the major political parties.
Andrea Leadsom made comments on Sunday saying an "impartial speaker" was needed.
He said he makes “absolutely no apology to anyone, anywhere at any time” for his decisions.
"At the 2017 election, I promised my wife and children that it would be my last.
"This is a pledge that I intend to keep. If the House votes tonight for an early general election, my tenure as Speaker and MP will end when this Parliament ends.
"If the House does not so vote, I have concluded that the least disruptive and most democratic course of action would be for me to stand down at the close of business on Thursday, October 31.
That date will follow the Queen's speech expected on October 21 and 22.
He said: "The week or so after that may be quite lively, and it would be best to have an experienced figure in the chair for that short period.
"Most democratic because it will mean that a ballot is held when all members have some knowledge of the candidates.
"This is far preferable to a contest at the beginning of a parliament when new MPs will not be similarly informed and may find themselves vulnerable to undue institutional influence.