|The Right Honourable
|Chairman of Ways and Means|
8 June 2010
|Preceded by||Sir Alan Haselhurst|
|Member of Parliament
1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Den Dover|
10 June 1957 |
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Catherine, née Swindley|
|Relations||The Lord Hoyle (father)|
|Residence||Chorley and London|
|Religion||Church of England|
Lindsay Harvey Hoyle (born 10 June 1957) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chorley since 1997. He is the son of Doug Hoyle, a former Labour MP for Warrington North.
He was elected as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons in a secret ballot on 8 June 2010. He is President of the All-Party British Gibraltar Group in Parliament and Chairman of the All Party British Virgin Islands Group.
Hoyle was the first Labour politician to represent Chorley at Westminster in eighteen years. Prior to Parliament, he was a Councillor on Chorley Borough Council from 1980 to 1998. Hoyle also held the post of Deputy Leader from 1994 to 1997, and finished his time of the Council as Mayor from 1997 to 1998. In February 1996, he was officially chosen to stand as a candidate for the following year's general election, in which he won.
Hoyle was elected Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker on 8 June 2010, the first time this appointment had been made by ballot of MPs, rather than by nomination of the Leader of the House. He was appointed to the Privy Council in January 2013.
On 20 March 2013, he won some acclaim for his handling of the Budget proceedings, which were frequently interrupted by jeering MPs.
Hoyle married Catherine Swindley in June 1993 in Chorley; they have two daughters.
Diana, Princess of Wales tributes
In the days after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in August 1997, Mr Hoyle asked for a new national children's hospital to be built as a memorial to her. A few days later, Mr Hoyle wrote to airport operator BAA, operators of London Heathrow Airport, urging them to change the airport's name to Diana, Princess of Wales Airport. Neither proposal was carried out.
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- Register of All Party Groups UK Parliament
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lindsay Hoyle
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- BBC Politics page
- Debrett's People of Today
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Chorley
Sir Alan Haselhurst
|Chairman of Ways and Means