|The Right Honourable|
The Lord Hoyle
|Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party|
18 July 1992 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Stanley Orme|
|Succeeded by||Clive Soley|
|Member of Parliament |
for Warrington North
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Helen Jones|
|Member of Parliament |
for Nelson and Colne
10 October 1974 – 3 May 1979
|Preceded by||David Waddington|
|Succeeded by||John Lee|
|Born||17 February 1930|
|Relations||Lindsay Hoyle (Son)|
Eric Douglas Harvey Hoyle, Baron Hoyle, JP (born 17 February 1930) is a British Labour politician and former Member of Parliament for Nelson and Colne and Warrington North. The records show that Doug was born in 1926 - why is his birth year given as 1930?
Hoyle first stood for Parliament at Clitheroe in 1964, but came second. In 1970 he first fought Nelson and Colne, and was defeated by the Conservative incumbent David Waddington by 1410 votes. He fought the seat again in February 1974 and reduced Waddington's margin to 177.
He was finally elected at the October 1974 general election for Nelson and Colne by 669 votes (this was the first Labour gain to be announced on election night). He narrowly lost his seat at the 1979 general election, but returned to Parliament in 1981 when he saw off a strong challenge from Roy Jenkins in a traditional safe Labour seat, in a notable by-election in Warrington when enthusiasm for the newly created Social Democratic Party was at its peak. Constituency boundaries were redrawn for the 1983 general election.
House of Lords
Styles of address
- 1930–1958: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle
- 1958–1974: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle JP
- 1974–1979: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle JP MP
- 1979–1981: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle JP
- 1981–1997: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle JP MP
- 1997: Mr E. Douglas H. Hoyle JP
- 1997–: The Right Honourable The Lord Hoyle JP
- "No. 54768". The London Gazette. 19 May 1997. p. 5853.
- UK Parliament – Alphabetical List of Members Archived December 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- * www.burkespeerage.com
- Murphy, Connor (13 September 2009). "Doug Hoyle steps down as Warrington Wolves chairman". Warrington Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- Debt Free Direct, FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions | Debt Free Direct Archived August 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Debt Free Direct
- "Lord Hoyle: Three Decades of Loyalty". Archived from the original on 2012-02-27.
- Local heroes honoured
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Nelson and Colne
October 1974 – 1979
Sir William Thomas Williams
| Member of Parliament for Warrington
1981 – 1983
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Warrington North
1983 – 1997
|Party political offices|
| Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party