Neil re-elected Chair of EFRA Select Committee

Neil was re-elected Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

In a secret ballot among all MPs, Neil received 57% of the vote and won in the first round. The results were:

Neil Parish: 324

Bill Wiggin: 137

Zac Goldsmith: 107

Following his re-election Neil Parish said:

"I am delighted to have been re-elected as Chair of the EFRA Committee. The coming months are crucial for Defra in preparing for the Brexit negotiations. My Committee has a vital role to play.

I look forward to working with colleagues across the House to hold the Government’s feet to the fire on issues such as Brexit preparations, post-Brexit agricultural policy and air quality. I am keen to continue our work listening to the concerns of rural communities and stakeholders in the agricultural and environmental sectors to make sure their voices are heard in Parliament."