The 62-year-old favorite, who has been chosen as a favorite, will have the delicate task of leading the debate on Brexit, where his predecessor John Bercow has sometimes been accused of bias.
“Ooooordeeeeer!” British Labor MP Lindsay Hoyle was elected Monday evening by his peers “speaker” (chair) of the House of Commons where he succeeds the truculent John Bercow, who played a key role in the Brexit drama.
This favorite 62-year-old elected official will have the delicate task of leading debates on Brexit, where his predecessor John Bercow has sometimes been accused of partiality by supporters of leaving the European Union.
John Hercow's first deputy since 2010, Lindsay Hoyle has already held the role of conductor in the lower house of the British Parliament. With his strong northwestern accent, he did not hesitate to snap noisy deputies or to scold the Scottish nationalists when they sang in 2017 the European anthem in full parliamentary session.
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He was appointed in the fourth round of secret ballot with 325 votes, against 213 to his last competitor Chris Bryant, Labor too.
Led by two of his supporters to his green leather chair overlooking the benches of the House of Commons, according to one of the sometimes surprising traditions of the British Parliament, Lindsay Hoyle promised that it would be “neutral” and “transparent”. Due to an obligation of impartiality, the “speaker” must leave his party.
He was immediately congratulated by conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hailed his “kindness” and his “Reason”, and by the Leader of the Opposition, Labor Jeremy Corbyn.