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Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Speaker in British House of Commons

By Komal Fatima - Web Editor

05th November, 2019

The British House of Commons has elected Lindsay Hoyle as a new speaker.

According to the foreign news agency, 7 people were nominated for the seat of the speaker. The former speaker John Bercow had resigned from his designation after serving in the house for ten years.

Opposition labor legislator Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as a new Commons Speaker on Monday.

He will perform the duty of a referee to the country’s upcoming parliamentary chapter from the European Union. The speaker’s main job is to keep orders in

Hoyle had been serving in the House as the deputy speaker since 2010. The legislators elected him through secret poll after voting in four stages. He was elected after he won the final round against Chris Bryant. Lindsay got 325 votes in the final round whereas Chris Bryant got 213 votes.

He will take over from John Bercow. John Bercow was blamed that he was breaking the convention and was supporting those who want to stop Government’s Brexit plans.

However, those people supported him who has seen the challenge the executive and who has seen him making the parliament empowered in checking up those challenges.

62-year-old Lindsay Hoyle has quoted in his speech, “this House will be changed, but it will be changed for the better.” He also said that he will act as a ‘transparent’ speaker.

In his speech, Lindsay Hoyle also thanked his family and his staff, and he paid honor to his daughter as well. His 28-year-old daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle was found dead at her home in 2017 in Essex.

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