Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP
Proudly serving the people of Chorley since 1997
Sir Lindsay Hoyle (born 10th June 1957) is a Labour party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Chorley since 1997. Hoyle became the first Labour MP for Chorley in eighteen years after defeating Conservative MP Den Dover.
Prior to entering Parliament, Lindsay was a member of Chorley Borough Council; being elected in 1980 at the age of 22, Lindsay was the youngest councillor ever to serve in Chorley and one of the youngest nationwide. Lindsay also held the post of Deputy Leader from 1994 to 1997 and finished his time on the council as Mayor from 1997 to 1998.
He was elected as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on 8th June 2010. Prior to becoming the first ever elected Chairman of Ways and Means Lindsay Hoyle was a vocal back bencher; he maintains a keen interest in British manufacturing, defence policy, procurement policy, North West regional development and British Overseas Territories.
As Chairman of Ways and Means, he is the senior Deputy to the Speaker of the House of Commons. He is ultimately responsible for overseeing the Budget and any other Committee of the whole House. He serves on the House of Commons Finance and Services Committee and was appointed as a Member of her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in March 2013.
How the Budget Statement works
A brief overview from Sir Lindsay
In this short video, Lindsay gives an overview of what happens in Parliament when the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers the annual Budget Statement.
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