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Wednesday June 9th will see the first ever elections for chairmen of the various Commons Select Committees. Paul Goodman has already posted here about the importance of who chairs Select Committees.
A Conservative will chair twelve of these committees, although all 650 MPs will be eligible to take part in the secret ballot conducted under the Alternative Vote system (ie ranking your first, second etc preferences with votes transferring from the least popular candidates until one has more than 50% of the vote).
Below are those twelve committees and the latest information we have as to the contenders (updated on Tuesday 8th June with the candidates for the Labour and Lib Dem chairmanships). Those in bold have officially submitted their nomination; the others named below are being mooted as likely contenders based on ConHome sources and media reports.
The lists will be updated as more information emerges, so if you have any further information about likely candidates, please email me.
Bear in mind that nominations do not close until Tuesday June 8th, so potential contenders may drop out and others may yet enter the races.
Check back here over the coming days for updated information on the contenders for each race.
Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
Energy and Climate Change
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Business, Innovation and Skills
Communities and Local Government
Political and Constitutional Reform
Science and Technology
Work and Pensions
Liberal Democrat chairmanships