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Brief encounter: Lindsay Hoyle

“I don’t think I’ve ever been lost in parliament, but I’m always looking for areas that I’ve never visited”

By Prospect Team   May 2021

What would people be surprised to know about you?My middle name is Harvey.

What has been your most uncomfortable moment in the Speaker’s chair?Since the death of my daughter Natalie, I have found listening to debates on suicide really difficult.

What was the last piece of music/play/novel/film that brought you to tears?The book—and film—Ring of Bright Water, which I read at school in English Literature. I couldn’t hold back the tears when the otter was killed near the end.

What is the biggest problem of all?Right now, it is Covid.

What is your favourite quotation?I…

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