New Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has pledged to end the “bear pit” atmosphere of confrontation in the chamber.
The 62-year-old former deputy speaker was elected as the successor to John Bercow after finally securing more than half of the votes in the fourth round of voting by MPs on Monday.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said his priority would be to encourage tolerance and respect for all in the House.
He said the public could not believe some of the behaviours they witness by MPs and said it is up to Parliament to set “the right tone” for the country at large.
“What I want to do is make sure that we have respect in the House, we have tolerance in