The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee is an influential figure in Parliament. At numerous points throughout the year, he/she will grill the Chancellor and the Prime Minister on spending.
Weston’s MP, John Penrose, has put his name into the fat alongside friend and colleague Jacob Rees Mogg.
Over the next few weeks, John and Jacob will be making their case to MPs as to why they should Chair the important committee.
John believes his previous experience on cross-party committees and background in finance – having worked for JP Morgan – would make him a good chair.
“I believe select committees are strongest when they’re united, so a successful chair needs to be non-tribal, and capable of finding or forging cross-party consensus wherever possible,” he said in a letter to colleagues.
For more information, see the article in the Bristol Evening Post.