Dr Julian Lewis elected as Chair

10 July 2017

The new Chair of the Defence Committee is Dr Julian Lewis.

Following nominations and elections among MPs, Dr Julian Lewis has been elected Chair of the committee for the 2017 Parliament.

The secret ballot of MPs took place on Wednesday, 12th July. Votes were counted under the Alternative Vote system.

The full list of elected committee chairs for the new Parliament was announced in the House of Commons by the Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow. All successful candidates are listed here.

Dr Julian Lewis will formally take up position as chair of the committee when the remaining members of the committee have been named by the House.

Here is a breakdown of the result:

1st round
Dr Julian Lewis 305 Elected
Johnny Mercer 265

Further information

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