Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle (born 10 June 1957)[1] is a British politician who has served as Speaker of the House of Commons since 2019 and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chorley since 1997. Before his election as Speaker, he was a member of the Labour Party.


Lindsay Hoyle

Hoyle in 2020
Speaker of the House of Commons
of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
4 November 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
DeputyEleanor Laing
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 byAlan Haselhurst
Succeeded byEleanor Laing
Member of Parliament
for Chorley
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byDen Dover
Majority17,392 (43.6%)
Chorley Borough Councillor
for Adlington
In office
1 May 1980  7 May 1998
Preceded byA. Moss
Succeeded byCatherine Hoyle
Personal details
Born
Lindsay Harvey Hoyle

(1957-06-10) 10 June 1957 (age 64)
Adlington, Lancashire, England
Political partyNone (2019–present)
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 served as 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] Hoyle was unanimously re-elected as Speaker five days after the 2019 general election on 17 December.[3]