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Lilian Greenwood elected as Chair

10 July 2017

The new Chair of the Transport Committee is Lilian Greenwood.

Following nominations and elections among MPs, Lilian Greenwood has been elected Chair of the committee for the 2017 Parliament.

The secret ballot of MPs took place on Wednesday, 12th July. Votes were counted under the Alternative Vote system.

The full list of elected committee chairs for the new Parliament was announced in the House of Commons by the Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow. All successful candidates are listed here.

She will formally take up position as chair of the committee when the remaining members of the committee have been named by the House.

Chair's comments

On her election as Chair, Lilian Greenwood said:

"The Department for Transport needs effective and fairhanded scrutiny. In the months and years ahead, I hope the Committee will take a closer look at the transport issues that impact all areas of the UK, rural and urban.

Decisions on Heathrow, HS3 and Crossrail 2 are now seriously overdue. Cross-border issues in the devolved nations remain unresolved. There are serious doubts over the ability of Highways England and Network Rail to deliver road and rail investment schemes, and there is already pressure from the Treasury to reign back on existing commitments. The committee will have an important role in challenging the Government to keep pace with new technology.

I have considerable experience of working with MPs from all parties on transport issues. I am delighted to have been elected to this important post and look forward to meeting colleagues and creating a collegiate but challenging Committee."

Here is a breakdown of the result:

1st round2nd round3rd round4th round
Geraint Davies134144162-
Clive Efford60---
Lilian Greenwood145164193233Elected
Bridget Phillipson162171186225
Mr Gavin Shuker7483--
Not redistributed1334117

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