John Bercow was born 19 January 1963. He was educated at Finchley Manorhill School, and the University of Essex where he graduated in 1985 with a First Class Honours in Government. John was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009. Outside of politics, John enjoys tennis, squash, swimming, reading and music. He is a qualified lawn tennis coach. Read John Simon Bercow Biography and Profile.