Stephen Timms appointed to chair committee
Former pensions minister Stephen Timms has been elected as chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee.
He replaces Frank Field, who was not re-elected as an MP in the UK general election.
Mr Timms was nominated for the role alongside Labour MPs Debbie Abrahams, Chris Bryant and Karen Buck.
MP for East Ham since 1994, Mr Timms was pensions minister in 2005-06 and again in 2008.
Mr Timms previously said the committee's "important work in monitoring progress with auto-e...