Brake Appointed as Co-Chair of Lib Dem Backbench Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities.

July 6, 2010 9:00 PM

Local MP Tom Brake has today been named the Co-Chair of the new Liberal Democrat Backbench Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities.

The Backbench Committee will scrutinise the coalition government's policies and help develop a distinct and powerful Liberal Democrat voice on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities issues.

Tom said of his appointment, 'I am pleased to be able to continue my work on Home Affairs issues for the Liberal Democrats. I hope that the Backbench Committees will ensure the continued development of strong and distinctive Liberal Democrat policies that reflect our party's values.'

Tom had served as the Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman since 2008 and was a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Tom will Co-Chair the committee alongside Baroness Hamwee and Lord Thomas of Gresford OBE QC.

The same announcement confirmed Lord Tope as the Co-Chair of the Communities & Local Government Backbench Committee

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