Membership - Home Affairs Committee

Yvette Cooper MP was elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

The remaining members of the Committee were formally appointed on 8 July 2015, except Naz Shah and Chuka Umunna who were appointed on 26 October 2015, and Byron Davies who was appointed on 31 October 2016.

The Speaker announced on 13 September 2016 that Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP had resigned from the Committee chairmanship, and he is therefore no longer a member of the Committee.


Member Party
Yvette Cooper (Chair) Labour
James Berry Conservative
Mr David Burrowes Conservative
Byron Davies Conservative
Nusrat Ghani Conservative
Mr Ranil Jayawardena Conservative
Tim Loughton Conservative
Stuart C. McDonald Scottish National Party
Naz Shah Labour
Mr Chuka Umunna Labour
Mr David Winnick Labour

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