This week’s Political Updates, covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Hilary Florek has been appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Sarah Bedwell has been appointed Certification Officer, replacing Gerard Walker. She will take up this role in January
Jane Burgess, Michael Cutting, Paul Dollman, Robin Mason, Timothy Sawyer, Derek Ridyard and Tim Frazer have been appointed members
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lord Burns has been appointed Chair of Ofcom from January
Sandra Dinneen, Patrick Newberry, Richard Upton, Susie Thornberry and Paul Farmer have been appointed Commissioners of Historic England
House of Commons
Anne Marie Morris has had the Conservative Party Whip restored.
Kerry McCarthy has been appointed as a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, replacing Jo Platt.
Jo Platt has been appointed as a member of the Communities and Local Government Committee.
House of Lords
Baroness Sharples retired on 18th December.
Lord Lipsey, previously Labour, now sits as non-affiliated.
This week, the European Parliament will be carrying out external parliamentary activities.