Defence Select Committee

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The Defence Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, having been established in 1979. It oversees the operations of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies, including the armed forces.


As of July 2015, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Julian Lewis MP (Chair) Conservative New Forest East
Richard Benyon MP Conservative Newbury
Douglas Chapman MP Scottish National Party Dunfermline & West Fife
James Gray MP Conservative North Wiltshire
Conor McGinn MP Labour St Helens North
Johnny Mercer MP Conservative Plymouth Moor View
Madeleine Moon MP Labour Bridgend
Jim Shannon MP Democratic Unionist Party Strangford
Ruth Smeeth MP Labour Stoke-on-Trent North
John Spellar MP Labour Warley
Bob Stewart MP Conservative Beckenham

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