A new Chair of the Backbench Business Committee for the 2012-13 Session will be elected on 17 May.
Nominations for the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee must be received in writing in the Lower Table Office between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 (the day before the ballot).
Members whose party is represented in Her Majesty’s Government are not eligible to be a candidate.
Each nomination shall consist of a signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signatures of not fewer than 20 nor more than 25 Members, of whom no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party represented in Her Majesty’s Government and no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party not so represented or of no party.
If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will take place in the division lobbies between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 17 May.
Elections will be held within the political parties for the other members of the Committee.