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Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s place as House of Commons Speaker appeared ever extra precarious on Tuesday evening as a movement to oust him gathered power.

The variety of MPs backing a movement of no-confidence within the Speaker reached 86 in any case three Plaid Cymru members added their names to the checklist.

It was the primary time Plaid Cymru MPs have signed the Early Day Motion (EDM)

The Party’s Westminster chief Liz Saville mentioned: “Despite having promised an emergency debate to the SNP, you have since reneged on that promise.”

It added: “I thank you for your willingness to meet with me to discuss our concerns on Monday. From our discussion, however, it was clear that no changes would be considered to protect the role of smaller parties or to safeguard a diversity of voices in Parliament.”

The EDM got here after Sir Lindsay refused an emergency movement by the SNP for one more debate on a ceasefire in Gaza, drawing extra fierce criticism from the celebration’s Westminster chief Stephen Flynn.

Furore erupted final week when Sir Lindsay allowed a Labour modification to be voted on throughout an SNP debate on requires a ceasefire in Gaza.

It meant the SNP’s personal movement was not voted on.

His determination was met with requires him to resign as speaker from some SNP and Conservative MPs, with Sir Lindsay apologising to the SNP on the time for his dealing with of the problem.

In addition to the three Welsh nationalists, 45 Conservative MPs, 37 members of the SNP and one impartial member have signed the no confidence movement.

In 2009, Speaker Michael Martin was successfully pressured to resign over his dealing with of the MPs’ bills scandal, the primary Speaker to be pressured out in additional than 300 years.

On that event, solely 23 MPs signed an “unprecedented” movement calling for him to step down, which he did solely days after the movement was printed.

But whereas fewer MPs signed the 2009 movement, signatories got here from all three predominant events and a succession of different backbenchers from throughout the Commons publicly advised Mr Martin to resign.