Backbench Business Committee

One thing I did not report on last week was that the annual elections to the Backbench Business Committee have been held, The Chairman Ian Mearns MP was re-elected first. Under the standing orders the chairman must come from the Opposition benches. Then each Party elects their own members and I was re-elected to serve on the Committee. The new line up including two new Conservative MP’s from the 2015 intake were confirmed by the whole House last night. We had our first meeting of the current session today.