Nicola has been elected as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee. The secret ballot of MPs from all parties closed at 5pm on Wednesday 17 June with votes counted under the Alternative Vote system.
The remaining members of the Committee will be nominated by the House in the coming weeks.
Nicola says I am delighted to have been elected as Chair of the Science & Technology Select Committee. This Committee sits at the interface between politicians, the public and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community on some of the most controversial decisions facing us today – it will be a key committee in the 2015-2020 Parliament.
Generating growth in the STEM industries is higher up on the political agenda than ever before but we must not lose sight of the intrinsic value of fundamental research and the corresponding need to protect and enhance our world class research base.
As Chair, I want to ensure the Committee is as accessible, challenging and high profile as possible. I look forward to colleagues being elected to the Committee over the coming weeks so that we can press ahead with determining our immediate priorities.