Ann Widdecombe, Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald, has announced that she is to stand as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Miss Widdecombe said the job "will certainly be an enormous challenge, because we do have to get the reputation of parliament restored in time for the next election. It's not something which can be postponed until afterwards''.
She said that she wanted to "clean up the place".
If anyone can do the job, straight talking, no nonsense Ann can, after all, she was one of the most frugal MPs in the recent expenses scandal!