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Nicola Blackwood elected as Chair

18 June 2015

Nicola Blackwood has been elected as Chair of the Science and Technology 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.

"I am delighted to be appointed Chair of the S&T Committee. I expect that the Committee, once it is formed in the days ahead, to continue the vital work of ensuring that science plays a full part in shaping all aspects of Government policy-making, and informing all aspects of our lives for the better."

Breakdown of result

Total 1st round valid votes: 587

1st round2nd round3rd round
Nicola Blackwood230243279Elected
Dr Phillip Lee118130149
Stephen McPartland52--
Stephen Metcalfe9399-
Dr Poulter94103115
Not redistributed-1232 (44)

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