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British MPs choose Lindsay Hoyle as new Parliament speaker

AFP  |  London 

British MPs have 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 on Monday.

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First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 02:25 IST