Hoyle selected as new Parliament speaker

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(London) – British MPs voted for Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be the next speaker of Britain´s parliament, replacing John Bercow, who has played a key and controversial role in the Brexit saga.

Hoyle — a Labour MP for 22 years and Bercow´s deputy since 2010 — beat out six other contenders for the role, winning the support of 325 of the 540 MPs present for a fourth and final round of voting in the House of Commons.