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Ian Mearns elected as Chair

12 July 2017

The new Chair of the Backbench Business Committee is Ian Mearns.

Following nominations and elections among MPs, Ian Mearns 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.

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

Here is a breakdown of the result:

1st round

Ian Mearns

Angela Smith263

Further information

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