UK Election 2019: House of Commons elects new Speaker – BBC News

The House of Commons has elected Sir Lindsay Hoyle as its new Speaker, succeeding John Bercow, a few days before the official election campaign gets under way on Wednesday. Sir Lindsay – originally a Labour MP – was formerly deputy Speaker and he secured a significant majority in the final round of voting. The Speaker’s role has been crucial in recent years — as the UK Parliament has struggled to deal with the Brexit crisis.

Meanwhile, doctors and health service leaders in England have warned party leaders against using the NHS as a ‘political weapon’ during the general election campaign and we tell you more on how political parties have stepped up their campaigns on social media in recent days.

Huw Edwards presents the BBC News at Ten and unravels the day’s events with the BBC’s chief political correspondent Vicki Young, health editor Hugh Pym, Scotland editor Sarah Smith and media editor Amol Rajan.

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