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Meg Hillier elected as Chair

18 June 2015

Meg Hillier has been elected as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. The secret ballot of all Members of Parliament closed at 5pm on Wednesday 17 June with votes counted under the Alternative Vote system.

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

Meg Hillier said

"I have been a member of the Public Accounts Committee for four years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to challenge the Government and public service providers and to press for more efficient and effective services for users.

I believe in pressing for efficiency and accountability in public spending and an effective, active and hard-working Public Accounts Committee is vital for providing this.

I look forward to continuing the Committee's important work in holding the Government to account."

Breakdown of result

Total 1st round valid votes: 612

1st round2nd round3rd round
Helen Goodman99115Elected
Mr David Hanson80--
Meg Hillier211246303
Ms Gisela Stuart222241270
Not redistributed29 (30)

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