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UK: Sir Lindsay Hoyle replaces John Bercow as Commons Speaker

United Kingdom, London
November 04, 2019 at 21:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sir Lindsay Hole was elected by his fellow MPs to become the next House of Commons speaker on Monday, replacing John Bercow who served in the role for more than a decade.

Hoyle secured 325 votes to Chris Bryant's 213. A total of 540 votes were cast, with two spoiled.

Seven candidates were originally in the running and were whittled down to the final over several rounds of voting.

The process was overseen by Ken Clarke, who as Father of the House is the longest-serving MP in the Commons.

The Speaker keeps order in debates and calls MPs to speak.

Corbyn warned that Hoyle will need to have "eyes in the back of his head," as Johnson thanked John Bercow for being the speaker for ten years. Hoyle promised to "be neutral" and "transparent," in his new job, as he paid tribute to his daughter who died in 2017.

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Sir Lindsay Hole was elected by his fellow MPs to become the next House of Commons speaker on Monday, replacing John Bercow who served in the role for more than a decade.

Hoyle secured 325 votes to Chris Bryant's 213. A total of 540 votes were cast, with two spoiled.

Seven candidates were originally in the running and were whittled down to the final over several rounds of voting.

The process was overseen by Ken Clarke, who as Father of the House is the longest-serving MP in the Commons.

The Speaker keeps order in debates and calls MPs to speak.

Corbyn warned that Hoyle will need to have "eyes in the back of his head," as Johnson thanked John Bercow for being the speaker for ten years. Hoyle promised to "be neutral" and "transparent," in his new job, as he paid tribute to his daughter who died in 2017.

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