South West Regional Select Committee

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The South West Regional Select Committee was one of nine regional select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The establishment of the committee was agreed by the House of Commons on 12 November 2008,[1] following the appointment of 'regional ministers' by Gordon Brown on his appointment as Prime Minister in June 2007.[2] The committee came into existence on 1 January 2009 and ceased to exist upon the dissolution of Parliament on 12 April 2010.[3][4]

The purpose of the Committee was "to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies" in the South West.

Membership[edit]

The committee was first appointed on 3 March 2009 by the House of Commons, but only contained 5 Labour members as opposed to the 9 members from various parties as was agreed in the motion of 12 November 2008, due to the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats refusing to nominate any members as a sign of their opposition to the existence of regional committees.[5]

Member Party Constituency
Alison Seabeck MP (Chair) Labour Plymouth Devonport
Roger Berry MP Labour Kingswood
David Drew MP Labour Stroud
Kerry McCarthy MP Labour Bristol East
Doug Naysmith MP Labour Bristol North West

Source: Parliament website

Changes[edit]

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

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
10 November 2009 Linda Gilroy MP (Labour) Plymouth Sutton Roger Berry MP (Labour) Kingswood Hansard

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