Health Select Committee

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The Health Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons. It oversees the operations of the Department of Health and its associated bodies.


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Sarah Wollaston, with other members to be elected.[1] Members in the 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Chair) Conservative Totnes
Rosie Cooper MP Labour West Lancashire
Andrew George MP Liberal Democrat St Ives
Robert Jenrick MP Conservative Newark
Barbara Keeley MP Labour Worsley and Eccles South
Charlotte Leslie MP Conservative Bristol North West
Grahame Morris MP Labour Easington
Andrew Percy MP Conservative Brigg and Goole
Virendra Sharma MP Labour Ealing Southall
David Tredinnick MP Conservative Bosworth
Valerie Vaz MP Labour Walsall South

Source: Health 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 Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour) Slough Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour) Makerfield Hansard
27 June 2011 Nadine Dorries MP (Conservative) Mid Bedfordshire Daniel Poulter MP (Conservative) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Hansard
24 October 2011 Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour) Makerfield Barbara Keeley MP (Labour) Worsley and Eccles South Hansard
29 October 2012 Daniel Poulter MP (Conservative) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Andrew Percy MP (Conservative) Brigg and Goole Hansard
17 June 2013 Chris Skidmore MP (Conservative) Kingswood Charlotte Leslie MP (Conservative) Bristol North West
June 2014 Stephen Dorrell MP (Conservative) Charnwood Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) Newark

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

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