|The Right Honourable|
Sir Lindsay Hoyle
|Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons|
Chairman of Ways and Means
Assumed office |
8 June 2010
|Preceded by||Sir Alan Haselhurst|
|Member of Parliament |
Assumed office |
1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Den Dover|
10 June 1957|
Chorley, Lancashire, England
Catherine Swindley (m. 1993)
|Relations||Doug Hoyle (father)|
Sir 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.
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.
In February 2017, he told off SNP MPs for singing "Ode to Joy," the official EU anthem, during the vote for the Brexit Bill in the House of Commons. The same night, he had a clash with former First Minister, Alex Salmond, in a heated exchange over whether he had cut off an SNP MP while speaking.
His only daughter, Natalie Lewis-Hoyle (whose mother was Conservative Councillor Miriam Lewis) died suddenly in December 2017, aged 28. On 23 May 2018, at Prime Minister's Questions, Conservative MP John Whittingdale asked a question regarding Natalie Lewis-Hoyle who had taken her own life after years of being in a "coercive" relationship.
Diana, Princess of Wales tributes
In the days after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in August 1997, Hoyle asked for a new national children's hospital to be built as a memorial to her. A few days later, 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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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Chorley
Sir Alan Haselhurst
| Chairman of Ways and Means|