Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has been elected by Parliamentary colleagues to the Home Affairs Select Committee
The House of Commons appoints the committee to examine the policy, expenditure and administration of the Home Office and associated public bodies such as Border Force and police constabularies.
The committee is one of the most powerful in Parliament, dealing with some of the most important domestic issues, including national security.
Mrs Atkins brings 16 years of experience at the criminal bar - during which time she was appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel and the Serious Fraud Office’s list of specialist fraud prosecutors - to the committee.
She will join 10 other Members of Parliament from the three largest political parties on the committee, which is chaired of Keith Vaz MP.
Mrs Atkins said: “I am honoured to have been elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee. The work of the Home Office touches upon all of our lives, not least national security. I will use my professional experience to scrutinise this significant government department.”