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 on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37707700

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2 Responses to Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper win select committee chair elections

  1. Xinsider says:

    Benn would not have been my choice for the job !

  2. Shadrack says:

    How can someone who campaigned so rigorously to remain in the EU ever be the right person for the job ? Is he just another MP put in place by the establishment to help scupper the wishes of the British people ? We’ll see !

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