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Damian Collins re-elected to chair Culture, Media and Sport select committee

The Conservative MP Damian Collins has been re-elected as chair of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

The committee’s remit now also includes the digital sector, to reflect DCMS’s name change.

Collins was declared chair after standing unopposed. He has held the position since October 2016.

“I’m looking forward to resuming the committee’s important work on doping in sport, fake news and the impact of Brexit on the creative sector,” Collins said in a statement.

During the Coalition era, the MP for Folkestone and Hythe was parliamentary private secretary to Philip Hammond, then foreign secretary, and Theresa Villiers, then secretary of state for Northern Ireland.

He will formally take up the role when the parties appoint members to the committee. It’s not yet clear if that will happen before the house rises for recess on 20 July.

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