Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Select Committee elections tomorrow - decisions on select committees on Home Office, CMS, Science + Tec and Exiting EU

The 4 select committee elections are tomorrow. These are divided on party lines. Thus the science and Tec and the culture, media and sport select committees are a choice between different conservatives. Exiting the EU is a straight fight between Hilary Benn and Kate Hoey for labour. But the Home Office is the really interesting fight. Multiple applications have been made by 3 big beasts of the labour tribe who all seek to run the Home Affairs Select Committee.
These are Yvette Cooper, Caroline Flint, and Chuka Umana, with the octogenarian Paul Flynn as a maverick labour outsider. 
The decisions will be made by all MPs tomorrow in a secret ballot, and announced later tomorrow.