Select Committee Membership, Parliamentary Roles and Parliamentary Careers

Steve McKay and colleagues from Coventry University and the University of Birmingham, have had an article on MPs’ membership of select committees published in Parliamentary Affairs. It suggests that MPs approach this aspect of their parliamentary work in different ways, and that membership patterns also suggest that different groups of MPs (by party, gender and ethnicity) often approach committee work in different ways. the article also finds that membership of some committees is more strongly associated with leadership roles than others.