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Pete Wishart elected as Chair

17 June 2015

Pete Wishart has been elected as Chair of the Scottish Affairs 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.

Pete Wishart said:

"I am delighted and thrilled to become the new chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee. The Committee has a huge amount of work to do in scrutinising the work of the Scotland Office and looking at bills progressing through Parliament affecting Scotland. I look forward to working in partnership with colleagues across Scotland and bringing the work of the committee to as wide an audience as possible".

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