MPs re-elect Lindsay Hoyle as Commons speaker – video

Lindsay Hoyle

Lindsay Hoyle was re-elected as the house speaker when the Commons gathered for the first time since the recent general election. Edward Leigh proposed the motion and everyone agreed with cheers instead of an official vote. In a traditional gesture, Hoyle was ceremoniously brought to the chair by Cat Smith and David Davis, a nod to the history of speakers sometimes meeting a grim fate if they accepted the position.

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