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Select committee chairmanships give backbenchers impressive power
Feature: Crib sheet to Britain’s new select committees

Your quick crib sheet to the Common’s newly-elected select committee chairs. By Alex Stevenson MPs have chosen the chairs of their select committees for the first time. The historic move saw a number of contested elections which, supporters say, improves the independence of these key figures. But who are the men and women tasked with… Read more »

Just a few bob? Spad salaries revealed.
Coulson’s salary revealed

By Ian Dunt Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s communications director, earns £140,000 a year, according to new information revealed today. His is the most famous name in a document revealing the pay of special advisers, commonly known as ‘spads’ in Westminster. His pay is only marginally below that of the prime minister, who earns £142,500. The… Read more »