The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Speaker's Committee

On this page you can find out about the Speaker's Committee and what they do.

The Speaker's Committee was established by the same Act of Parliament that created the Electoral Commission.

Among other things, the Committee:

  • oversees the procedure for the selection of individuals to be put forward for appointment or re-appointment as Electoral Commissioners (including the Chair of the Commission)
  • examines our estimates and five-year plans

How we work with the Speaker's Committee

Each year we submit an estimate of income and expenditure, together with a five-year strategic plan to the Speaker's Committee. They may then modify these before presenting them to the House of Commons.

Neither our Chair nor any other Commission representative are Speaker's Committee members. However, our Chair and Chief Executive may be expected to attend meetings, which usually take place twice a year.

Bridget Phillipson MP has been appointed by the Speaker to answer questions from MPs about our work.

Find out more

Reports on the Speaker's Committee's activities, including minutes of meetings are available to view on the Speaker's Committee page on the Parliament website:

Answers to written questions and transcripts of oral questions can be found in Hansard via the Parliament website:

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