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Inquest held into death of Commons Deputy Speaker’s daughter

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was found hanging at her home in Heybridge, Essex.

An inquest into the death of the daughter of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle will be heard today.

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, died at her home in Heybridge, Essex, on December 15 last year.

Essex Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray gave brief details about the circumstances of Ms Lewis-Hoyle’s death at an earlier hearing, in which the inquest was opened and adjourned.

She said that Miss Lewis-Hoyle was found hanging in a bedroom by her mother, Miriam Lewis, who is a Maldon district councillor for the Conservative Party.

An ambulance was called and Miss Lewis-Hoyle’s death was confirmed.

A post-mortem examination gave the medical cause of death as compression of the neck consistent with hanging.

Miss Lewis-Hoyle’s father, who is a Labour MP for Chorley in Lancashire, said that he was “truly devastated” by the death of his daughter.

The inquest into the death of Miss Lewis-Hoyle is listed to be heard in Chelmsford on Thursday.

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