Speaker announces timetable for election of new EAC Chair
25 January 2016
The Speaker of the Commons has announced the timetable for the election of a new Chair for the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) following the resignation of Huw Irranca-Davies as an MP, which has left the Chair vacant.
Timetable and process
Only Labour MPs are able to stand for the position as select committee chairs are allocated according to party. Nominations open today and will close on Monday 8 February at 5pm.
Candidates require 15 signatures from their own party to be nominated and the EAC website will be updated daily as nominations are received.
The election will take place on Wednesday 10 February, with the ballot open between 10am-1.30pm. The result will be announced in the Chamber that afternoon.
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