St Helens MP Conor wins top Commons role

St Helens MP Conor McGinn
St Helens MP Conor McGinn

St Helens MP Conor McGinn has been appointed to the House of Commons’ Defence Select Committee.

He will be one of four Labour members of the committee with the job of scrutinising the Government’s defence policy.

Before entering Parliament, Mr McGinn, who represents St Helens North, was a special advisor to shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker.

Mr McGinn said: “I am honoured to be appointed to the Defence Select Committee.

“In a dangerous world, the threats we face are complicated and challenging.

“I hope the government’s upcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review will facilitate an open and inclusive national debate on the security and defence challenges facing the country, and will properly assess the changing threats to our security.

“I look forward to working with colleagues from all parties on the Committee. It is vital that we hold the Government account and help ensure our Armed Forces are properly equipped to deal with modern threats and challenges we face.”