21st Oct, 2016

Huddleston welcomed onto influential committee

Aaron Wise 3rd Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’s MP Nigel Huddleston has been appointed to the cross party Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

Mr Huddleston will join the other committee members to monitor the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies, including the BBC, on behalf of the House of Commons and the electorate.

The committee will conduct inquiries and hold hearings into areas of current interest, resulting in producing reports setting out findings and recommendations to the Government, who are required to respond to the proposals.

Mr Huddleston will be busy over the course of this parliament dealing with the fallout of the recent football scandals, the review of the BBC’s Royal Charter and reviewing broadband roll-out and mobile coverage.

The five members of the committee were elected in a secret ballot by all Conservative MPs, with Nigel being the only candidate from the new Conservative intake to be elected.

Mr Huddleston said: “I am delighted to have been elected as it will allow me to bring my experience from outside of parliament to good use.

“The committee will oversee sports, creative industries, broadcasting, travel and tourism, and digital sectors.

“These are the areas I worked in prior to becoming an MP, so I feel I can contribute some relevant experience as well as enthusiasm to the work of the committee.”