MPs: Lindsay Hoyle MP; Steven Woolfe MEP;

Chorley (House of Commons)

Rt Hon. Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour)

Surgery: 35-39 Market Street

Surgery Tel: 01257 271555

MP Since - 1997 Majority - 2,593 Born - 10/06/1957. Married (2 daughters).
Education - Anderton County Primary, Lords College, Bolton, Horwich FE, Bolton TIC (City & Guilds Construction).
Previous Occupation - Company Director - Printing Company, Founder Director (1988) and Chairman (1992-96) of Chorley Rugby League Club.
Personal Overview - Has business experience, and an apparent Rugby League interest. He has a history of involvement in his local Council, and since entering Parliament has gained membership of several Select Committees. After the death of Princess Diana he called for Heathrow to be renamed in her memory. A strong protector of local interests he has spent a considerable time promoting local industry which is largely centred around defence (aerospace (BAe), and Royal Ordnance). Elected to the role of Deputy Speaker in June 2010.

Political History - Councillor, Adlington Town Council (1980-98), Chorley Borough Council, (1980-98), Mayor (1997-98). Member for Chorley (1997-). Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party Defence Committee (1997-2001). Vice Chairman, Rugby League All Party Group. Member of the Catering Select Committee (1997-2005), and Trade & Industry Select Committee/Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (1998-2009), Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee (2009-10). Member of the European Scrutiny Select Committee (2005-10). Member of the Finance & Services Committee (2010-). Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker (2010-).

Characteristics - Appointed to the Privy Council (2013). A colourful and humorous MP who wanted Heathrow Airport to be renamed in memory of Princess Diana. His Honourable title is a consequence of his father's ennoblement in 1997 (Doug Hoyle, former Labour MP for Warrington North, elevated to the Lords just before the 1997 election and thus precluding the chance of serving in the Commons at the same time as his son). Named after Lindsay Hassett, a former Australian cricket captain (his father is a keen cricket fan and a long-serviing Chairman of the Cricket All Party Group).

Business Tel: 020 7219 3515


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Interests: General Trade & Industry,Sport,Tourism & Leisure

Commitee membership
  • Finance & Services Committee (Member)
  • Armed Forces Group (Member)
  • Beef and Lamb Group (Member)
  • Cheese Group (Member)
  • Child Health and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Group (Member)
  • Cider Group (Member)
  • Lords and Commons Cricket Club (Associate Group) (Member)
  • Flags and Heraldry Group (Member)
  • Philately (Associate Group) (Member)
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Group (Member)
  • Rugby League Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Parliamentary Space Committee Group (Member)
  • St George's Day Group (Member)
  • Vascular Disease Group (Member)
  • Britain-Bermuda Group (Member)
  • Channel Islands Group (Member)
  • United Kingdom Falkland Islands Group (Member)
  • Gibraltar Group (Member)
  • Indo-British Group (Member)
  • Kenya Group (Member)
  • British-Liechtenstein Group (Member)
  • Malaysia Group (Member)
  • British-Montserrat Group (Member)
  • Oman Group (Member)
  • United Kingdom Overseas Territories Group (Member)
  • Pitcairn Islands Group (Member)
  • Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic) Group (Member)
  • Uganda Group (Member)


North West (European Parliament)

Mr Steven Woolfe MEP (UKIP)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 19. Married, 1 daughter.
Education - St Bernards Roman Catholic school. St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College. Aberystwyth University (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Inns of Court School of Law.
Previous Occupation - Barrister, Chambers in Inner Temple (1992-1996). Legal And Compliance Analyst at UBS (1996-1997). Counsel at Taylor Wessing (November 1997-November 1999). Counsel, DLA Piper (October 1999-September 2000). Deputy Head of Compliance, Standard Bank (September 2003-August 2004). Senior Compliance Consultant & Partner, Aurelius Compliance Consultants (September 2000-February 2007). General Counsel, Boyer Allan Investment Management LLP (February 2006-March 2012). General Counsel Consultant, MercuryJove Advisers (May 2012-2014). Legal and Regulatory Consultant to financial institutions.

Personal Overview - He was born in Moss Side, Manchester and grew up in the suburban area of Burnage. From a legal background, having won a scholarship to St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College he then studied law at university. He was a Barrister and worked as a Lawyer in the City of London before becoming a general counsel for hedge fund managers and acting as a legal and regulatory consultant to financial institutions. With his career experience in Legal and Financial matters it is not surprising that he has been the party spokesman on Financial Services, where he has debated the impact of EU financial regulations on the UK on a number of political TV and Radio programmes.

Political History - UKIP Financial Services Spokesman (2010-13). MEP North West Region (2014-). Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (2014-).

Other Information - He was University Law Debating Champion (1990) and reached the Quarter Finals of the World Debating Championship (Glasgow) (1990).

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45115


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Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order

Commitee membership
  • Economic & Monetary Affairs (Member)


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