Lindsay Hoyle pays tribute to late daughter after election as new Speaker

Lindsay Hoyle pays tribute to late daughter after election as new Speaker


I invite Sir Lindsay Hoyle
to take the chair of the House. [Cheering] [Drag him! Drag him!]
[Cheering] I stand by what I have said,
I stand firm, that I hope that this House will be once [again]
a great, respected House, not just in here but across the world. I hope that once again it
is the envy but we’ve got to make sure that tarnish
is polished away, that the respect and tolerance
that we expect from everyone who works in here will be shown,
and we will keep that in order.​ I also want to say to my family. [Applause]
[No clapping! No clapping!] There is one difficult part
I want to get over. There is one person
who is not here: my daughter Natalie. I wish she had been here. We all miss her, as a family,
and none more so than her mum Miriam. I have got to say, she was everything
to all of us. She will always be missed
but she will always be in our thoughts. [Hear, hear!] I want to hopefully show
that the experience I have shown previously
will continue. Can I say thank you to everybody.
It has been a long night. I do not want to keep you any more,
but I do stand by what I have said. This House will change,
but it will change for the better. Thank you, everybody. [Hear hear!]

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