Commons Speaker to receive honorary fellowship

It has been announced that the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, is to be honoured with a Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Sir Lindsay is being recognised by his local University for the significant contribution he has made to politics and to the UK Parliament.

He is set to receive the award at UCLan’s Preston Campus on Friday 17 December.

Speaking ahead of the award, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: “Sir Lindsay has served the people of Chorley with distinction during nearly 25 years as the town’s MP and he is now bringing order to the House of Commons in his prestigious role as Speaker”.

Sir Lindsay served as a Labour Councillor on Chorley Borough Council between 1980 and 1998, including spells as Deputy Leader and Mayor of Chorley. He was elected as the town’s MP in 1997 and has won Chorley’s General Election seat a total of seven times. He become Commons Speaker in 2019.