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Role of the Committee

Welcome to the Speaker's Committee for the Electoral Commission

The Committee is a statutory body whose role is defined by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. The work of the Committee relates to the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). The Committee reviews the annual estimates of the resources the Electoral Commission and LGBCE need, in order to ensure they are consistent with the efficient and cost-effective discharge of their functions. It also considers the two organisations' five-year plans.

The Speaker's Committee oversees the recruitment processes for the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Electoral Commissioners and the Chair of the LGBCE. The candidates for these posts are then approved by the House of Commons and appointed by the Queen.