Defence Committee - membership

Dr Julian Lewis was elected as Chair of the Defence Committee on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

The remaining members of the Committee were appointed by the House on Monday 6 July 2015.

Member Party
Dr Julian Lewis (Chair) Conservative
Richard Benyon Conservative
Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party
James Gray Conservative
Conor McGinn Labour
Johnny Mercer Conservative
Mrs Madeleine Moon Labour
Jim Shannon Democratic Unionist Party
Ruth Smeeth Labour
John Spellar Labour
Bob Stewart Conservative

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