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A little while ago we had a thread about the new Speaker

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Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 13:59:16

I can't find it to add to it, so I have to start this one.

I heard a programme on Radio 4 quite early this morning which was all about Lindsay Hoyle. I remember on the other thread I said he looked boring. How wrong I was. He sounds great.

He did suffer at school because of his name. It was the North of England and his name rather stood out amongst all the Johns, David's, Michaels, etc. He says the bullying he went through made him stronger.

He sounds a really nice homely family man. Glad he got the job. Hope he gets to keep it.

Did anyone else hear the programme?

Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 14:00:10

Very sad too about the death of his younger daughter.

Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 14:10:14

This is the programme Profile

Pantglas2 Sun 10-Nov-19 14:10:26

Read an article about him yesterday and he sounds like a decent bloke.

EllanVannin Sun 10-Nov-19 14:25:50

Thank goodness for someone normal !!

B9exchange Sun 10-Nov-19 14:28:52

That's quite an array of pets in the video! If he can handle all those at once, there is hope! grin

Oopsminty Sun 10-Nov-19 14:28:58

Yep, I like him as well

maddyone Sun 10-Nov-19 14:35:50

Yes, I think he looks and sounds good.
Very, very sad about his daughter, what a terrible experience.

wildswan16 Sun 10-Nov-19 14:45:14

I am very pleased that we seem to have a normal, respectable man who will hopefully bring back some proper behaviour within parliament. I think he is going to have a difficult task though.

suziewoozie Sun 10-Nov-19 16:36:39

I think he would have suffered in the South of England as well - what a very southern centric comment.

Urmstongran Sun 10-Nov-19 16:48:10

He said he had a cordial working relationship with Bercow but that no, they weren’t friends. His father named him after an Australian cricketer apparently!

suziewoozie Sun 10-Nov-19 16:57:55

His father should have ‘thought on’.😀

sodapop Sun 10-Nov-19 17:10:12

I agree B9exchange anyone who loves animals must be a decent person.
Lindsay Hoyle sounded like a thoroughly down to earth sensible person. Lets hope he can instil some decent behaviour into MPs.

QuaintIrene Sun 10-Nov-19 17:13:34

I like him, from what I have seen.
I am from the North and there was a Lindsay in my class. It wasn’t popular as a girls name then.
There was also a Beverley and a Marian.

Carillion01 Sun 10-Nov-19 17:42:21

Gonegirl 👍👍👍 xxx