As speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow won fame and helped lawmakers shape Brexit. Now he's quitting, and nine lawmakers want his job.

For more than 600 years, it has been one of the top jobs in Britain. Perks include an apartment next to Big Ben and better pay than the prime minister. And, if you like the sound of your own voice — as the incumbent seems to — there is the added bonus of hearing it broadcast, sometimes around the globe.

With his familiar, braying rebuke — "Order! Order!" — his cheerful put-downs and his constant

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