Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

The Speaker's Committee is a statutory body established under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Its statutory functions include:

  • Overseeing 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), and for appointment as the chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England; and
  • Examination of the estimates and five-year plans of the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England