Sports-loving Speaker John Bercow accepted tickets and hospitality worth ...

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has accepted more than £16,000 in sports gifts over the last 12 months.

The Arsenal fan was handed hospitality and tickets including seats costing £10,699.20 at four tennis clubs.

The 55-year-old saw Venus Williams win against Johanna Konta from the royal box at Wimbleon in July.

Bercow - pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships last year - accepted more than £16,000 in sports gifts

Bercow - pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships last year - accepted more than £16,000 in sports gifts

He received two tickets worth £8,590 to watch the women's semi final, according to The Sunday Times.  

In his youth the Speaker was a top-rank player and his coat of arms features four tennis balls. 

Bercow was ridiculed for spending £5,400 of taxpayer's cash on his coat of arms design

Bercow was ridiculed for spending £5,400 of taxpayer's cash on his coat of arms design

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