UK’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee

Jul 19, 2017 12:38 IST

Preet Kaur Gill Britain’s first woman Sikh Member of Parliament in July 2017 was elected to an influential cross-party panel in the UK Parliament that examines the workings of the Home Office.

Preet Kaur Gill, who won the Edgbaston seat for the Labour party in the 8 June 2017 snap general election, was elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee in the UK Parliament. She will be one of 11 MPs on the cross-party home affairs committee.

Gill has also been chosen to lead the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, which promotes the interests of Sikhs in Britain.

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About Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee is a Committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It is an influential cross-party panel in the UK Parliament that examines the workings of the Home Office.

It investigates the spending, policy and administration of the ministerial department.

It chooses its own subjects of inquiry, within the overall terms of reference.

It invites written evidence from interested parties and holds public evidence sessions, usually in committee rooms at the House of Commons, although it does have the power to meet away from Westminster.

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