Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new House of Commons Speaker

epa07972125 A grab from a handout video made available by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit shows MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle of Labour party, one of the seven speaker candidates, addressing MPs during a session of the House of Commons in London, Britain, 04 November 2019 (issued 04 November 2019). The British parliament will elect a new Speaker of the House of Commons for the first time in more than 10 years. In total, seven candidates are running for the post. EPA-EFE/UK PARLIAMENTARY RECORDING UNIT HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: UK PARLIAMENTARY RECORDING UNIT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected by MPs as the new House of Commons Speaker – one of the most senior and influential roles in politics.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has won the final round of the Speaker contest, beating Chris Bryant by 325 to 213.

The Labour MP for Chorley, who was serving as deputy speaker, takes over the role from John Bercow immediately.

via Sky / The Telegraph

 

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