The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, has made an historic visit to the Republic of Cyprus this week. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP becomes the first House of Commons Speaker to visit Cyprus and its House of Representatives. During the trip he also made his first address to an overseas parliament since becoming Speaker in 2019. The visit was hosted by the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, Annita Demetriou MP.

The major themes of the Speaker’s visit were strengthening parliamentary links between the UK and Cyprus, the Cyprus issue, educational links, security, and the Commonwealth. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP began his visit with a meeting with Annita Demetriou MP, and then proceeded to meet with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Cypriot politicians, the UK forces serving in UNFICYP, and the Sovereign Base Areas.