Lindsay Hoyle

British politician, Speaker of the House of Commons

Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle (born 10 June 1957)[1] is a British politician. He has been the Speaker of the House of Commons since 2019. He is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Chorley since 1997. He was a Labour Party MP.


Sir Lindsay Hoyle
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Speaker of the House of Commons
Assumed office
4 November 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJohn Bercow
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
8 June 2010 – 4 November 2019
SpeakerJohn Bercow
Preceded bySir Alan Haselhurst
Succeeded byTBD
Member of Parliament
for Chorley
In office
1 May 1997 – 6 November 2019
Preceded byDen Dover
Succeeded byElection in progress
Majority7,512 (13.5%)
Personal details
Born
Lindsay Harvey Hoyle

(1957-06-10) 10 June 1957 (age 63)
Adlington, Lancashire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partySpeaker
Other political
affiliations
Labour (before 2019)
Spouse(s)
  • Lynda Anne Fowler
    (m. 1974; div. 1982)
  • Catherine Swindley
    (m. 1993)
Children2
ParentsDoug Hoyle (father)
Occupation
  • Politician
  • businessman

As a Labour MP, Hoyle was Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker to John Bercow from 2010 to 2019, before being elected as Speaker on 4 November 2019.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  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