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Nominations open for Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

25 April 2023

Nominations are now open for the position of Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee following the resignation of Julian Knight.

Nominations close at noon on Tuesday May 16. If there is more than one candidate, a ballot of the whole House will take place on Wednesday 17 May between 11am and 2.30pm.

Under the standing orders of the House, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is allocated to the Conservative Party, with the committee due to change its name later in the week following recent changes to the machinery of government.

Candidates require the support of 15 fellow Conservative Members for their nomination to be valid. Should there be a ballot, MPs will vote by ranking candidates in order of preference and votes will be counted under the Alternative Vote system.  The result will be announced in the chamber later in the day. 

Valid nominations received on sitting days will be printed in the next day’s House business papers. They will also be published on the Parliament website along with the candidate’s supporting statement, signatories and any declared interests.

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