Sir Lindsay Hoyle chosen as Commons Speaker so bells to ring out at Westminster

Sir Lindsay Hoyle chosen as Commons Speaker so bells to ring out at Westminster

MPs took their seats in the new Parliament on Tuesday with their first task being to choose a Commons Speaker. Father of the House Sir Edward Leigh, the MP with the longest continuous service in Parliament, presided over the election of the Speaker. Sir Edward called Labour MP Cat Smith to move a motion that he take the Chair as Speaker. The motion was agreed by the House, by shouts of “Aye”, with no “Noes”, and therefore Sir Lindsay took …