Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)
presiding officer of the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament
The Speaker of the House of Commons directs the legislative branch of the UK government. The Speaker is the chief executive of the House of Commons, the lower house and primary chamber of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
|Speaker of the House of Commons|
Sir Lindsay Hoyle
since 4 November 2019
|House of Commons of the United Kingdom|
(informal and within the house)
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
|Status||Presiding and chief administrative officer|
|Member of||House of Commons Commission|
|Residence||Speaker's House, Palace of Westminster|
|Nominator||No fewer than 12 MPs, at least 3 of which must be from different political parties|
|Appointer||The House of Commons|
approved and sworn in by the Monarch
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
elected by the Commons at the start of each parliament, and upon a vacancy
|First holder||Thomas Hungerford (first recorded holder, though role existed before)|
|Deputy||Chairman of Ways and Means|
|Salary||Entitled to £156,676 annually|
(including £79,468 MP's salary)
The current Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle was elected Speaker on 4 November 2019, following the resignation of John Bercow.
Living former SpeakersEdit
There is one living former Speaker:
Current speaker and deputy speakersEdit
|Position||Current Holder||Term Started||Political Party||Constituency|
|Speaker of the House of Commons||The Rt Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP||4 November 2019||Independent (formerly Labour)||Chorley|
|Chairman of Ways and Means||The Rt Hon. Dame Eleanor Laing MP||8 January 2020||Conservative||Epping Forest|
|First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means||The Rt Hon. Dame Rosie Winterton MP||7 January 2020||Labour||Doncaster Central|
|Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means||The Rt Hon. Nigel Evans MP||8 January 2020||Conservative||Ribble Valley|
- ↑ Kelly, Richard (27 March 2019). "Members' pay and expenses and ministerial salaries 2018/19" (PDF). UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- ↑ "What is the annual salary of an MP?". UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2019.