Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

The Speaker's Committee is a statutory body established under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Its statutory functions include:

  • Overseeing the procedure for the selection of individuals to be put forward for appointment or re-appointment as Electoral Commissioners (including the chair of the Commission), and for appointment as the chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England; and
  • Examination of the estimates and five-year plans of the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

The Speaker, the Lord President of the Council, Chair of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee and the Minister with responsibilities in relation to local government are ex-officio members of the Committee. The other five members of the Committee are appointed by the Speaker.

The Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission will not meet during the Dissolution of Parliament. The new Speaker’s Committee will be constituted after the General Election.

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