Chorley MP - Lindsay Hoyle


Lindsay was elected Member of Parliament for Chorley in 1997 - the first Labour MP to represent Chorley for 18 years.

Before entering Parliament Lindsay served on Chorley Borough Council, at the time being the youngest ever councillor to serve in Chorley when elected in 1980 at the age of 22. He lost this title to Labour Cllr Chris Frances in June 2009, who become a councillor at aged 20. During his time on Chorley Borough Council Lindsay acted as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and initiated plans for the redevelopment of the Royal Ordnance site now better known as Buckshaw Village. The work is now underway with 2,500 new homes, a state of the art business centre, and the re-opening of the railway station.

Lindsay also held the post of Deputy Leader from 1994 to 1997 and his time on the council finished on a high as Mayor of Chorley from 1997 to 1998.

Coming from a political family – his father, Doug Hoyle, was MP for Warrington and now sits in the House of Lords – it did not take Lindsay long to realize that this was the route he wanted to follow. Having his appetite wetted by local politics Lindsay decided to go one better and stand for Parliament. Winning the selection for the seat of Chorley Lindsay campaigned hard on local issues and was elected with a majority of 10,000.

On being elected to Parliament Lindsay hit the ground running with a number of debates and questions on issues of concern to him. e.g. defence, farming, trade and industry, tourism, in addition to championing the needs of local constituents. This was reflected in his re-election in the 2001 general election where he experienced a swing from the Tories to Labour.

In particular Lindsay ran a successful campaign of behalf of the local TA barracks, ensuring that the barracks remained open, helped secure funding for a renal unit and new 30 bed medical ward at Chorley Hospital, and successfully campaigned for the government to support the Eurofighter programme, helping to secure thousands of jobs in the North West.

In 2005 Lindsay was re-elected to represent Chorley at Westminster for the Third time with a strong 52.6% of the vote.  Lindsay’s more recent campaigns have included providing free TV licenses to all pensioners, Increasing NHS funding for Hospices and trying to get a permanent memorial for the Chorley Pals in the Town Centre.  Currently Lindsay is on two parliamentary committees; Trade and Industry and European Scruti

In April of this year Lindsay openeed the new Clinical Assessment and Treatment Centre at Chorley Hospital.  The first of its kind in the UK, local patients will be able to see a consultant within 10 days of being referred by their GP.  In the 60th year of the NHS Chorley Hospital leads the way in patient care.

Outside of politics Lindsay likes to relax at home by reading, watching sport and in particular watching rugby league. As former Chairman of Chorley Rugby League Club the game remains his personal favourite. When not occupied by rugby the pets and garden take up the majority of his free time.


If you would like to meet Lindsay the best way would be through a Surgery at the Town Hall.  These are held roughly every two weeks.  To find out when the next will be held please 'click here'.

If you intend to come along to a surgery at the Town Hall, please use the disabled entrance near the police station.  Once inside please complete a sheet which will be on the table in the waiting room and it will be taken from you.

Surgeries are run on a first come first served basis but provided you arrive within the alloted time you will be seen.  You will be taken into a seperate room to speak to Mr Hoyle.


To contact Lindsay Hoyle, please write to:-


 Chorley Constituency Office:

35-39 Market Street


Tel: 01257 271555
Fax: 01257 277462


London Parliamentary Office:

House of Commons


Tel: 020 7219 3515
Fax: 020 7219 3831