Culture, Media and Sport Committee

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for National Heritage.


The Committee's Chair, Jesse Norman, was elected on 18 June 2015, with the other members appointed on 8 July 2015.[1] The Committee currently comprises:

Member Party Constituency
Jesse Norman (Chair) Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire
Nigel Adams MP Conservative Selby and Ainsty
Andrew Bingham MP Conservative High Peak
Damian Collins MP Conservative Folkestone and Hythe
Julie Elliott MP Labour Sunderland Central
Paul Farrelly MP Labour Newcastle-under-Lyme
Nigel Huddleston MP Conservative Mid Worcestershire
Ian C. Lucas MP Labour Wrexham
Jason McCartney MP Conservative Colne Valley
Christian Matheson MP Labour City of Chester
John Nicolson MP Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire

Source: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Members in the previous 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
John Whittingdale (Chair) Conservative Maldon
Ben Bradshaw MP Labour Exeter
Angie Bray MP Conservative Ealing Central and Acton
Conor Burns MP Conservative Bournemouth West
Tracey Crouch MP Conservative Chatham and Aylesford
Philip Davies MP Conservative Shipley
Paul Farrelly MP Labour Newcastle-under-Lyme
John Leech MP Liberal Democrat Manchester Withington
Steve Rotheram MP Labour Liverpool Walton
Jim Sheridan MP Labour Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Gerry Sutcliffe MP Labour Bradford South


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes up to January 2013 are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
9 May 2011 David Cairns MP (Labour) Inverclyde
19 July 2011
Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Hansard
24 October 2011 Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour Co-op) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Steve Rotheram MP (Labour) Liverpool Walton Hansard
10 November 2011 Alan Keen MP (Labour Co-op) Feltham and Heston
12 December 2011
Gerry Sutcliffe MP (Labour) Bradford South Hansard
29 August 2012 Louise Mensch MP (Conservative) Corby
Votes and
17 September 2012 Tom Watson MP (Labour) West Bromwich East Ben Bradshaw MP (Labour) Exeter Hansard
29 October 2012 Therese Coffey MP (Conservative) Suffolk Coastal Angie Bray MP (Conservative) Ealing Central and Acton Hansard
Damian Collins MP (Conservative) Folkestone and Hythe Conor Burns MP (Conservative) Bournemouth West
Vacant Tracey Crouch MP (Conservative) Chatham and Aylesford
21 January 2013 Adrian Sanders MP (Liberal Democrat) Torbay John Leech (politician) MP (Liberal Democrat) Manchester Withington Hansard

See also

Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom


  1. "Culture, Media and Sport Committee - membership". UK Parliament. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

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