Although I would have preferred Speaker Martin to have gone immediately he is going to take the long walk. Like the press today, I'm interested in the next imcumbent. My preference is really quite clear. Alan Beith. He has enough parliament time in to know what are the real matters and commands respect over all the parties. As an MP he has distinguished himself and particualrly important in a Speaker, he isnt afraid to challenge matters. His manner is non-confrontational too.