Clive Betts back in charge of Communities and Local Government Committee

Clive Betts MP
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Sheffield MP Clive Betts has been re-elected as chairman of the Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament.

Mr Betts was the sole candidate nominated for the role, which he held prior to the election.

The committee of MPs investigate issues relating to local councils and issued reports on the Rotherham grooming scandal in the last parliament.

The Labour MP, who represents Sheffield South East, said: “I am very pleased to have become chair, once more, of the CLG Committee.

“The committee did some excellent work in the last Parliament and held the Government to account on a number of important issues. I expect that, once it is elected, the new committee will continue this. I also look forward to working with the new ministerial team in the department and hope the relationship will be mutually beneficial.”