Kate Hoey to run against Hilary Benn in bid to lead Brexit committee
Pro-Leave Labour MP Kate Hoey is to run off against former shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn today to lead the Commons watchdog on Brexit amid warnings the panel could be left "toothless".
Ms Hoey and Mr Benn - who was sacked by Jeremy Corbyn for disloyalty - have been nominated to chair the Exiting the EU Committee.
But the Institute for Government (IfG) warned that the size of the Brexit committee could hamper its ability to question witnesses and claimed that there were already too many competing parliamentary inquiries into the process of leaving the European Union.
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