Denton MP to join Home Affairs Select Committee

Denton MP Andrew Gwynne is set to join the House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee.

His addition is pending approval by the Commons. 

Select committees are made up of MPs from different parties.

There is a Commons Select Committee for each government department, examining three aspects: spending, policies and administration.

Seen as a vital and influential select committee, the Home Affairs Select Committee scrutinises the work of the Home Office and its associated bodies.

It also examines government policy, spending and the law in areas including immigration, security and policing.

The Committee, chaired by Labour MP and former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, is currently undertaking a short inquiry into the Home Office’s preparations for and response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Mr Gwynne said: "I am delighted to be joining such an influential select committee at such an important time. The committee has done fantastic work in recent years, holding the Government to account on issues such as the Windrush scandal.

"I am looking forward to contributing to the vital work this committee does in ensuring that the Home Office is run efficiently and effectively." 

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