Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)

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Speaker of the House of Commons
House of Commons of the United Kingdom.svg
Official portrait of Mr Lindsay Hoyle crop 2.jpg
Incumbent
Sir Lindsay Hoyle

since 4 November 2019
House of Commons of the United Kingdom
StyleMr Speaker
(informal and within the house)
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusPresiding and chief administrative officer
Member ofHouse of Commons Commission
Privy Council
Boundary Commissions
SCIPSA
SCEC
ResidenceSpeaker's House, Palace of Westminster
SeatWestminster
NominatorNo fewer than 12 MPs, at least 3 of which must be from different political parties
AppointerThe House of Commons
approved and sworn in by the Monarch
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
elected by the Commons at the start of each parliament, and upon a vacancy
Formation1377
First holderThomas Hungerford (first recorded holder, though role existed before)
DeputyChairman of Ways and Means
SalaryEntitled to £156,676 annually[1]
(including £79,468 MP's salary)[2]
Websitewww.parliament.uk

The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding and chief administrative officer of the House of Commons, the lower house and primary chamber of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The current Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle was elected Speaker on 4 November 2019, following the resignation of John Bercow.

Living former Speakers[change | change source]

There are two living former Speakers:

Betty Boothroyd
(age 90)
(1992–2000)  
John Bercow
(age 56)
(2009–2019)  

Current speaker and deputy speakers[change | change source]

Position Current Holder Term Started Political Party
Speaker of the House of Commons The Rt Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP Official portrait of Mr Lindsay Hoyle crop 3.jpg 4 November 2019 Labour
Chairman of Ways and Means Vacant
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means The Rt Hon. Dame Eleanor Laing MP Eleanor Laing, MP for Epping Forest.jpg 16 October 2013 Conservative
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means The Rt Hon. Dame Rosie Winterton MP Rosie Winterton OfficialPortrait.jpg 28 June 2017 Labour

References[change | change source]

  1. Kelly, Richard (27 March 2019). "Members' pay and expenses and ministerial salaries 2018/19" (PDF). UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. "What is the annual salary of an MP?". UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

Other websites[change | change source]