Pro-Leave MP Kate Hoey faces Hilary Benn in bid to lead Commons Brexit committee
Pro-Leave Labour MP Kate Hoey is to run off against former shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn to lead the Commons watchdog on Brexit.
Ms Hoey and Mr Benn - who was sacked by Jeremy Corbyn for disloyalty - have been nominated to chair the Exiting the EU Committee, one of two vacant select committee chairs allocated to Labour.
Leading Labour moderates Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna and Caroline Flint along with veteran leftwinger Paul Flynn will contest the chair of the influential Home Affairs Committee - Labour's other allocated committee.
On the Conservative side, former sports minister... read more
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