The Right Honourable
Sir Lindsay Hoyle
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means
Assumed office
8 June 2010
Speaker John Bercow
Preceded by Alan Haselhurst
Member of Parliament
for Chorley
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Den Dover
Majority 7,512 (13.5%)
Personal details
Born (1957-06-10) 10 June 1957 (age 66)

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.

He is President of the All-Party British Gibraltar Group in Parliament and Chairman of the All Party British Virgin Islands Group.

Parliamentary career

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 one of the 1997 Labour intake of MPs, winning a majority of 7,625. He later served as a member of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee from 1998 to 2010.

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.

Hoyle was in the Speaker's Chair during the terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017, and the subsequent suspension and lockdown of the Commons.

Hoyle was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for parliamentary and political services.