Former Northampton borough leader lands role on policy scrutinising select committee

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh has been given a role on a parliamentary select committee of 11 MPs.
Northampton South MP David Mackintosh has been given a role on a parliamentary select committee of 11 MPs.

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh is set to play a part in holding local government policy to account after being given a role on a parliamentary select committee.

The former leader of Northampton Borough Council has been named as one of 11 MPs who will sit on the Communities and Local Government Select Committee today.

It means Mr Mackintosh will play a part in scrutinising the Department for Communities and Local Government, including its expenditure, administration and policies.

The committee is appointed by the House of Commons and drawn from the three largest political parties.

Mr Mackintosh said: “The Department for Communities and Local Government has a pivotal role in shaping the places we all live and work which is why I am pleased to have secured a place on this important committee.”

“The Government has plans to devolve more powers to local people to further shape what happens in their area, to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations and to ensure local economies thrive with initiatives like the Enterprise Zone in Northampton.

“I want to use my experience as a local authority leader in Northampton to make sure we get these policies right and that people in Northampton see a real benefit.”