UK Parliament elects Sir Lindsay Hoyle as its new speaker
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  • 05:30 05 November 2019

UK Parliament elects Sir Lindsay Hoyle as its new speaker

MPs have elected Sir Lindsay Hoyle to be the new Speaker of Parliament, replacing the eccentric John Bercow who was criticised by many for being an attention-seeker and for his perceived bias towards the Remainer cause, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

​Hoyle, who defeated six other candidates, was chosen on Monday, 4 November, after the third round in a secret ballot.

​Hoyle was up against Labour MPs Harriet Harman, Chris Bryant, Rosie Winterton, Meg Hillier and Tory MPs Dame Eleanor Laing and Sir Edward Leigh.

Hillier and Leigh were knocked out in the first round. Roise Winterton failed to proceed further in the second. After Harriet Harman withdrew from the election, the UK lawmakers launched the third round of voting.

The 62-year-old has been Labour MP for Chorley, near Manchester, since 1997 when he won the seat from a Conservative in Tony Blair’s first landslide election victory.

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