FORMER minister Nick Hurd, the MP for Ruislip, Northwood, and Pinner, used the second highest number of political buzzwords in the House of Commons behind opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband, according to research.

Mr Hurd, a Conservative, mentioned the phrase 'Big Society' 33 times in speeches to fellow MPs since the 2010 General Election - not surprising since he was minister of civil society between May 10 2010 until his resignation on July 15.

He was only trumped by Mr Miliband, who uttered soundbyte slogans 39 times.

            

Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West, used 15 buzzwords, Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, mentioned one, Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, had 3 and Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat for Brent Central, said two.

Researchers working for GetWestLondon's parent company Trinity Mirror's in-house Data Unit scoured the Hansard Parliamentary reports for 12 of the most popular buzzwords and phrases relied on by all 651 politicians since the 2010 General Election.

They were:

'Big Society'

'hoodie/hug a hoodie'

'broken Britain'

'third way'

'British values'

'squeezed middle'

'alarm clock Britain'

'one nation'

'cost of living crisis'

'hard working people'

'tough on crime'

'get/getting Britain working'

Interestingly, in his resignation letter to PM David Cameron, Mr Hurd used the words 'British values' and 'Big Society'.

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said the word ‘order’ 2,229 times in the chamber over the past four years.

If the only thing Bercow had said in the Commons was the word ‘order’ then his total word count would still exceed that of nine other MPs.