Lindsay Hoyle
BBC News

The deputy speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle has said he is "truly devastated" by the death of his daughter Natalie.

Ms Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was reportedly found unconscious at an address in Heybridge, Essex, on Friday (15 December) morning. Emergency services were called however she died at the scene.

The MP for Chorley, Lancashire, posted a statement on Twitter.. He said: "I am truly devastated by the death of our beautiful daughter Natalie. Our family will never be the same without our loving granddaughter, sister & aunty.

"Thank you for the kind support we've received it is overwhelming. Please continue to respect our privacy & allow us to grieve," he added.

Ms Lewis-Hoyle's mother, former Maldon district council leader Miriam Lewis, also put a statement on social media, appealing for the public's help to find out what happened in the final hour's before her daughter's death.

Ms Lewis said: "It is with unbearable sadness that I have to announce the sudden death of my beautiful, much adored daughter Natalie.

"I need your help. If Natty contacted you, by phone, text, messenger or any other means on Thursday evening 14th December between 20.00 and midnight please let me know through this page or contact A/Insp Jon Loudon at Essex Police incident no. 158

"Any little scrap of information may be more relevant than you imagine.Her mobile phone is missing and may have been left on the 9.18 from Liverpool Street to Ipswich on Thursday evening.

"If you found an i-phone please hand it in quoting Essex Police incident 158.

"Natalie is my only child, my mini-me. Please help me find out what happened to her in the hours before her death."

According to Sky News police reportedly are not treating the death as suspicious.