Damian Collins elected as permanent Select Committee Chair

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Damian Collins has been elected as the permanent chair of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee.

The Folkestone and Hythe MP has been temporarily chairing the committee since his predecessor Jesse Norman was handed a ministerial role at the Department of Business following the appointment of Theresa May as prime minister.

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is currently presiding over a number of high-profile sports inquiries, including the governance of football, sport stadia accessibility, homophobia in sport and the future of FIFA.

Damian Collins is a strong believer in the power of sport, particularly when it comes to helping young, disenfranchised people, writing in a recent blog that, “Sport cannot provide the answers to all of society’s problems, but in the hands of the right people it can be a powerful tool for engaging young people who have been left behind and fallen into a life of crime.”