COMMONS

Neil Parish elected as Chair

18 June 2015

Neil Parish has been elected as Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. The secret ballot of all Members of Parliament closed at 5pm on Wednesday 17 June with votes counted under the Alternative Vote system.

Neil Parish said:

"I am very pleased to have been nominated as chair of the EFRA committee. Over the past five years, I have enjoyed being a member of the Committee and look forward to helping make sure that  issues concerning our countryside, environment, flooding and food security are properly dealt with. I also look forward very much to working with parliamentary colleagues across the parties to contribute to shaping policy in those areas."

The remaining members of the Committee will be nominated by the House in the coming weeks.

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