By-elections since the 2017 General Election

This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2017 election. There were five by-elections in the two year Parliament, details can be found in the report.

Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.…

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Select Committees – core tasks

On 20 June 2002, the members of the Liaison Committee agreed a set of ten core tasks for Select Committees to guide their work. The Committee reviewed and revised the core tasks in 2012 and 2019. This note compares the 2019 version with the earlier versions of the core tasks. It also provides a brief background to the introduction of the core tasks in 2002.…

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Select committees: election of chairs and members

This briefing paper outlines the timetable for the election of chairs and members of select committees. It reports the allocation of chairs between the parties and the results of the election of committee chairs; their timings; and the timing of the nomination of members in 2019. It also summarises timetables in the previous (2010, 2015 and 2017) Parliaments.…

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