Influential parliamentary science and technology select committee role for Norfolk MP

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk MP has become chairman of an influential parliamentary select committee.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb beat his Liberal Democrat colleague Jo Swinson to the role of chairman of the science and technology committee.

He got 343 votes to the 222 for his opponent.

But another of the county's MPs missed out in his bid for another coveted role.

Richard Bacon, Conservative South Norfolk MP, went out in the third round of voting for the chairman of the treasury committee.


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Former education secretary Nicky Morgan eventually landed the role, with 290 votes to Jacob-Rees Mogg's 226 votes.

Select committees are comprised of MPs – or Lords – who focus on specific areas. They are able to initiate inquiries and call politicians, civil servants and other public figures to account by making them give evidence.

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