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Select Committees: election of Chairs and members

Select Committees: election of Chairs and members

This briefing breaks down everything you need to know about the selection process for both Commons and Lords Committees, including:

  • Allocation - How Chairs are allocated to each party, and what procedure applies to those committees that are not allocated by party.
  • Ballot - How the Chairs themselves are elected after they have put their names forward.
  • General process - The general process by which MPs are nominated by their respective parties.
  • Individual Process - Each individual party's internal process which oversees the nomination procedure of its members to committees.