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Lindsay Hoyle

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Lindsay Hoyle
Official portrait, 2020
158th Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
4 November 2019
Monarch
Prime Minister
Deputy
Preceded byJohn Bercow
41st First Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
8 June 2010 – 4 November 2019
SpeakerJohn Bercow
Preceded byAlan Haselhurst
Succeeded byEleanor Laing
Member of Parliament
for Chorley
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byDen Dover
Chorley Borough Councillor for Adlington
In office
1 May 1980 – 7 May 1998
Preceded byA. Moss
Succeeded byCatherine Hoyle
Personal details
Born (1957-06-10) 10 June 1957 (age 67)
Adlington, Lancashire, England
Political partySpeaker (since 2019)
Other political
affiliations
Labour (before 2019)
Spouse(s)
Lynda Fowler
(m. 1974; div. 1982)
Catherine Swindley
(m. 1993)
Children2
ParentsDoug Hoyle (Father)
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionBusinessman

Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle (born 10 June 1957)[1] is a British politician. He has been the 35th Speaker of the House of Commons since 2019. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Chorley since 1997. He was a Labour Party MP. However, he was elected as speaker so he has been independent from 2019.

As a Labour MP, Hoyle was the 41st First Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons to John Bercow from 2010 to 2019, before being elected as Speaker on 4 November 2019.[2] In February 2024 a controversial decision by Hoyle, during the SNP debate on the conflict in Gaza, led to the tabling of an early day motion (EDM) of no confidence against him. The motion was ultimately defeated.

References[change | change source]

  1. 'HOYLE, Hon. Lindsay (Harvey)', Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 [1]. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. Deputy Speakers: Hoyle, Primarolo and Evans elected BBC News, 8 June 2010