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Political Geeks Are Going Crazy For New Camera Angles In The House Of Commons

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While the House of Commons was empty during the election, two low-level cameras were installed behind the Speaker's chair.

BBC Parliament

And the new angles on proceedings have been causing great excitement.

BBC Parliament

Big fan of the new camera angles in the chamber. A highly exciting development for political obsessives.

I am officially 'a geek' - spotted two new camera angles in House of Commons TV coverage. I hold badge with honour. #Geek

magnanimous @David_Cameron humble @HarrietHarman political salt in the wound from @theSNP angus robertson, plus new camera angles. exciting.

Most of the excitement about Parliament today seems to be about the thrilling new camera angles in the Commons. And rightly so.

The new perspectives were unveiled as MPs returned to Westminster to re-elect Speaker John Bercow.

BBC Parliament

Officials say the new view is more "engaging and modern" than the old high-level fixed positions.

BBC Parliament

It's not only viewers who'll be pleased. The editor of BBC Parliament once admitted the high-level cameras were "incredibly unflattering to the front benches".

BBC Parliament

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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