Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper win select committee chair elections

Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper win select committee chair elections
 

MPs have elected Labour's Hilary Benn to lead a new cross-party select committee which will scrutinise Brexit.
Mr Benn, who backed Remain in the EU referendum, beat Leave campaigner Kate Hoey to the job.
In other contests, Labour's Yvette Cooper was named as the chairwoman of the home affairs committee.
And Tories Damian Collins (culture, media and sport) and Stephen Metcalfe (science and technology) were also voted in.
The role of select committees, which interview witnesses and produce reports to check the work of different areas of government, has increased in profile in recent years.... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 40
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