Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for National Heritage.

Membership[edit]

The Committee's Chair, Damian Collins, was elected on 19 October 2016, with the other members appointed on 8 July 2015.[1] The Committee currently comprises:

Member Party Constituency
Jesse Norman Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire
Nigel Adams MP Conservative Selby and Ainsty
Andrew Bingham MP Conservative High Peak
Damian Collins MP (Chair) Conservative Folkestone and Hythe
Julie Elliott MP Labour Sunderland Central
Paul Farrelly MP Labour Newcastle-under-Lyme
Nigel Huddleston MP Conservative Mid Worcestershire
Ian C. Lucas MP Labour Wrexham
Jason McCartney MP Conservative Colne Valley
Christian Matheson MP Labour City of Chester
John Nicolson MP Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire

Source: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Members in the previous 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
John Whittingdale (Chair) Conservative Maldon
Ben Bradshaw MP Labour Exeter
Angie Bray MP Conservative Ealing Central and Acton
Conor Burns MP Conservative Bournemouth West
Tracey Crouch MP Conservative Chatham and Aylesford
Philip Davies MP Conservative Shipley
Paul Farrelly MP Labour Newcastle-under-Lyme
John Leech MP Liberal Democrat Manchester Withington
Steve Rotheram MP Labour Liverpool Walton
Jim Sheridan MP Labour Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Gerry Sutcliffe MP Labour Bradford South

Changes[edit]

Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes up to January 2013 are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
9 May 2011 David Cairns MP (Labour) Inverclyde
Vacant
Hansard
19 July 2011
Vacant
Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Hansard
24 October 2011 Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Steve Rotheram MP (Labour) Liverpool Walton Hansard
10 November 2011 Alan Keen MP (Labour Co-op) Feltham and Heston
Vacant
Hansard
12 December 2011
Vacant
Gerry Sutcliffe MP (Labour) Bradford South Hansard
29 August 2012 Louise Mensch MP (Conservative) Corby
Vacant
Votes and
Proceedings
17 September 2012 Tom Watson MP (Labour) West Bromwich East Ben Bradshaw MP (Labour) Exeter Hansard
29 October 2012 Therese Coffey MP (Conservative) Suffolk Coastal Angie Bray MP (Conservative) Ealing Central and Acton Hansard
Damian Collins MP (Conservative) Folkestone and Hythe Conor Burns MP (Conservative) Bournemouth West
Vacant Tracey Crouch MP (Conservative) Chatham and Aylesford
21 January 2013 Adrian Sanders MP (Liberal Democrat) Torbay John Leech (politician) MP (Liberal Democrat) Manchester Withington Hansard

Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee[edit]

Chair Party Constituency First elected Method
Damian Collins Conservative Folkestone and Hythe 19 October 2016 Elected by the House of Commons[2]
Jesse Norman Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire 17 June 2015 Elected by the House of Commons[3]
John Whittingdale Conservative Maldon
(Maldon and East Chelmsford 1997–2010)
11 July 2005 Elected by the Select Committee[4]
(and the House of Commons in 2010)
Gerald Kaufman Labour Manchester Gorton 14 July 1997 Elected by the Select Committee[5]
Previously as National Heritage Select Committee
Gerald Kaufman Labour Manchester Gorton 27 April 1992 Elected by the Select Committee

Election results[edit]

From June 2010 chairs of select committees have been directly elected by a secret ballot of the whole House of Commons using the alternative vote system. Candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated and their votes redistributed until one remaining candidate has more than half of valid votes.[6] Elections are held at the beginning of a parliament or in the event of a vacancy.[7]

12 July 2017[8]
Candidate 1st round
Votes  %
Damian Collins Unopposed
Not redistributed
Valid votes
19 October 2016[9]
Candidate 1st round
Votes  %
Damian Collins 302 56.8
Helen Grant 230 43.2
Not redistributed
Valid votes 532
17 June 2015[10]
Candidate 1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round
Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes  %
Jesse Norman 221 36.8 240 40.6 268 47.2 319 60.2
Graham Stuart 157 26.2 164 27.7 178 31.3 211 39.8
Damian Green 93 15.5 97 16.4 122 21.5 Eliminated
Damian Collins 87 14.5 90 15.2 Eliminated
Jason McCartney 42 7.0 Eliminated
Not redistributed 9 1.5 32 5.3 70 11.7
Valid votes 600 591 568 530
9 June 2010[11]
Candidate 1st round
Votes  %
John Whittingdale Unopposed
Not redistributed
Valid votes

See also[edit]

Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom

References[edit]

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