Anne McIntosh elected Efra select committee head

MP Anne McIntosh has been voted in as the new chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee.

The former shadow Defra minister takes over from Michael Jack, who has held the post since 2003. McIntosh spent three years in her former role.

According to NFU president Peter Kendall: Anne McIntoshs time in Europe, as a shadow Defra minister and as a rural MP, means that she has a good understanding of the agriculture brief and the challenges that lie ahead.

The uncompromising scrutiny of Defra and farming issues by the committee, under Michael Jacks leadership, looks set to continue.

The NFU worked with McIntosh on the Flood and Water Management Bill, on which she was the Conservative lead during its passage through the House of Commons.

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