Iain Stewart MP re-elected to transport committee

Iain Stewart MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick Mcloughlin
Iain Stewart MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick Mcloughlin

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart has been elected to sit on the transport select committee for the second time.

Iain Stewart left the Transport Committee almost two years ago after being promoted to Private Parliamentary Secretary (PPS) to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick Mcloughlin.

But since the General Election Mr Stewart has been moved to the Scotland Office allowing him to put his name forward once again for the Transport Committee.

Mr Stewart has been a leading figure on national and local transport issues such as the East West Rail project.

He said: “I am delighted to have been elected back on the Transport Committee by my colleagues.

“My experience over the last 18 months in the Department for Transport has given me a real in depth knowledge of the Governments plans and ambitions when it comes to developing areas such as our road network and railway capacity.”

He added: “Hopefully my understanding of the Government’s policies will add to the discussions and investigations that the committee will be starting over the coming months.”

Other MPs elected to the Transport Select Committee include MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney and the newly elected MP for Bexhill and Battle Huw Merriman. Labour’s Louise Ellman MP will continue as Chairman.