Dehenna Elected onto Home Affairs Select Committee

Newly elected Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, has said she is “delighted” to have been selected to sit on the Home Affairs Committee.

Last night, Conservative MPs selected who will sit on a number of Select Committees, including the high profile Home Affairs Select Committee, for which local MP, Dehenna Davison, successfully secured a place on. The MPs selected include Conservatives Ruth Edwards, Laura Farris, Simon Fell, Adam Holloway and Tim Loughton.

The Committee, comprised of eleven cross-party MPs and chaired by MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley, Yvette Cooper, examines the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Home Office and its associated public bodies.

The 2017 - 2019 session saw over 3,100 evidence sessions, questioning over 7,400 witnesses and led to the publication of 757 reports. Choosing its own subjects of inquiry, it invites written evidence from interested parties and holds public evidence sessions ensuring the government are promoting the right domestic policies.

Responding to the news, Dehenna said, “I am delighted to have been selected as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee and I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues from across the House.”

“I will work tirelessly to be a voice for victims on the Committee. Here in Parliament, it is so important that we get our policy on policing and crime right to make sure that our citizens feel safe and supported. I will do all I can to promote policies that keep our streets safe.”