Local MP Sheryll Murray has been elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee whose job it is to scrutinise the DEFRA department in Parliament.
An election is held amongst MPs to see who represents them on these important Committees. At this election eight Conservative MPs put their names forward for the three Conservative places on this Committee. Sheryll was fortunate to be elected alongside Dr Caroline Johnson MP from Sleaford & North Hykeham and Julian Sturdy MP from York.
Sheryll was, prior to the General Election, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Defra Secretary of State. Sheryll is the current co-chairman for the Fisheries All Party Group and has worked with the fishing industry for decades.
In a statement Sheryll said, “I know how important this department is to my constituency. I wanted to return to the backbenches so I could be a strong voice for our farmers, producers and fishermen and believe I will bring valuable insight and experience. I also want to ensure environmental issues such as flooding and waste in our seas are being properly investigated. I look forward to working with colleagues on this important cross party committee.”