MPs have re-elected Neil Parish as chairman of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, who is a former dairy farmer, saw off challenges by MPs Zac Goldsmith and Bill Wiggin to be elected to a second term as Efra chair with 324 votes.
Parish said he intended to continue holding the government to account. “No single department is affected by Brexit more than Defra. As a former MEP, I know Brussels and how negotiations are conducted,” he added. “I’m keen to use this experience to scrutinise the government’s stance on agriculture, tariffs, fisheries and labour during Brexit negotiations.”
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