Will Republicans unite after Kevin McCarthy Speaker saga?

The Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy has finally been elected as speaker of the House after an historic five day, fifteen round debate which almost turned into scuffles and ended with a dramatic late night vote.

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A number of ultra conservative Republicans had been refusing to back Mr McCarthy - but enough of them were eventually worn down or won round. He'll take over from Nancy Pelosi as speaker, after Democrats lost control in November's midterm elections.
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