The role and history

Information about the current Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, about the office and role of Speaker and a brief history of this key position in Parliament.

Office and Role of Speaker

What are the duties of the Speaker?

Biography of Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay was elected MP for Chorley in 1997

History of the Speakership

An ancient role, often fraught with dangers

Related information

Topics: Speaker

Recent parliamentary material on the Speaker of the House of Commons. This includes briefing papers produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

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