Membership - Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Of the six appointed members, one is a Member of the House of Commons who is a Minister with responsibilities in relation to local government. This appointment is made by the Prime Minister.

The other five appointed members are Members of the House of Commons who are not Ministers and are appointed by the Speaker.

Appointed members serve for the full length of the Parliament, unless they cease to be Members of the House, resign from the Committee, or another member is appointed in their place. They may be reappointed.

Ex officio members

Member Party Role
Rt Hon John Bercow (Chair) Speaker Speaker of the House of Commons
Rt Hon David Lidington Conservative Minister for the Cabinet Office
Sir Bernard Jenkin Conservative Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Rishi Sunak Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Appointed members

Member Party
Kirsty Blackman Scottish National Party
Gloria De Piero Labour
Andrea Jenkyns Conservative
Jessica Morden Labour
Bridget Phillipson (Committee spokesperson) Labour