Warrington, , United Kingdom
|| February 17, 1930
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|Info||Eric Douglas Harvey Hoyle, Baron Hoyle, known as Doug Hoyle (born 17 February 1930) is a British Labour politician and former member of parliament for Nelson and Colne and Warrington North. |
He narrowly lost his seat at the 1979 General Election, but returned to Parliament in 1981 when he saw off a strong challenge from Roy Jenkins in a normally safe Labour seat, in a famous by-election when enthusiasm for the newly-formed SDP was at its peak.
On 14 May 1997 he was made a life peer as Baron Hoyle of Warrington, in the County of Cheshire.
He is the current chairman of Warrington Wolves rugby league club and a non executive director of the major local employer Debt Free Direct.
Hoyle's son Lindsay Hoyle is the Labour Member of Parliament for Chorley.