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Brexit poll: Will Lindsay Hoyle be more impartial than John Bercow as Speaker? Vote HERE

Speaker Hoyle has delighted Brexiteers far and wide despite only having been officially sworn into his role on Wednesday. The 62-year-old from Adlington, Lancashire, today slapped down more relentless attempts by Remainers in the SNP and Lib Dems to derail Brexit by not picking an amendment tabled by the parties. Mr Hoyle told MPs they would find a “friend” in him as he thanked his family and paid tribute to his daughter, who tragically ended her life.

He also said he wished to use his new role to “bring the House together”.

Speaker Hoyle may well be a breath of fresh air in comparison to Mr Bercow.

But is asking in an exclusive poll whether readers believe him to be more impartial than the former Buckingham MP.


Speaker Hoyle has made headlines a matter of days into his new role (Image: GETTY)


Speaker Hoyle has delighted Brexiteers far and wide already (Image: GETTY)

Mr Bercow sparked controversy in his role as Speaker of the House of Commons.

Within weeks of taking office in the position, Mr Bercow ordered a complete refurbishment of his ‘grace and favour’ apartment in Westminster, costing taxpayers a staggering £31,000.

In the run-up to the EU Referendum in June 2016, he was condemned for revealing he would have voted to Remain.

Mr Bercow was also heavily embroiled in the shocking 2015 expenses scandal, spending £172 of taxpayer money on a 0.7-mile chaffered journey.

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His presence is a huge contrast to Mr Bercow (Image: GETTY)

In October this year, he claimed £490 for a washing machine for his nanny.

Mr Bercow has faced accusations of bias in his decade-long career as Speaker.

He allowed Brexit-blocking amendments tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin, who stepped down as MP for West Dorset after relentless attempts to stop Brexit.

He also allowed amendments by former attorney general Dominic Grieve, another arch-Remainer.

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The bill passed its reading a week after the general election (Image: GETTY)

Mr Grieve lost his seat last week in the election.

Speaker Hoyle, who has a parrot called Boris - named after the Prime Minister - is a Labour MP for Chorley.

Speaker Hoyle was elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons in November.

After he was dragged to his seat, a tradition in the House of Commons, he delivered a speech thanking his fellow MPs for their votes.


Mr Johnson's Brexit bill passed the second reading today (Image: GETTY)

He however, took a moment to remember someone who unfortunately was not there, that he said he wished had been: his daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle.

In the House of Commons, he said: “I also want to say to my family, there is one difficult part that I want to get over, there is one person who is not here.

“My daughter Natalie, I wish she would have been here.

“We all miss her as a family - no one more so than her mum Miriam.


The UK will leave the EU next month (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

“She was everything to all of us. She will always be missed, but she will always be in our thoughts.”

Speaker Hoyle today revealed he was diagnosed with diabetes days before the general election last week.

He spoke of his shock at having the diagnosis.