Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated public bodies.


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Neil Parish, with other members to be elected.[1] During the 2014/15 session of Parliament, membership was as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Anne McIntosh MP (Chair) Conservative Thirsk and Malton
Richard Drax MP Conservative South Dorset
Jim Fitzpatrick MP Labour Poplar and Limehouse
Mary Glindon MP Labour North Tyneside
Emma Lewell-Buck MP Labour South Shields
Iain McKenzie MP Labour Inverclyde
Sheryll Murray MP Conservative South East Cornwall
Neil Parish MP Conservative Tiverton and Honiton
Margaret Ritchie MP SDLP South Down
Mark Spencer MP Conservative Sherwood
Roger Williams MP Liberal Democrat Brecon and Radnorshire

Source: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee


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 are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Nigel Adams MP (Conservative) Selby and Ainsty Richard Drax MP (Conservative) South Dorset Hansard
22 December 2010 David Anderson MP (Labour) Blaydon Barry Gardiner MP (Labour) Brent North Hansard
27 June 2011 Bill Esterson MP (Labour) Sefton Central Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Hansard
23 January 2012 Tom Blenkinsop MP (Labour) Middlesbrough South and
East Cleveland
Iain McKenzie MP (Labour) Inverclyde Hansard
Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Margaret Ritchie MP (SDLP) South Down
5 November 2012 Amber Rudd MP (Conservative) Hastings and Rye Sheryll Murray MP (Conservative) South East Cornwall Hansard
10 June 2013 Thomas Docherty MP (Labour) Dunfermline and West Fife Emma Lewell-Buck MP (Labour) South Shields Hansard
4 November 2013 Barry Gardiner MP (Labour) Brent North Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Labour) Poplar and Limehouse Hansard
George Eustice MP (Conservative) Camborne and Redruth Mark Spencer MP (Conservative) Sherwood
25 November 2013 Dan Rogerson MP (Liberal Democrats) North Cornwall Roger Williams MP (Liberal Democrats) Brecon and Radnorshire Hansard

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  1. ^ "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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