Neil Coyle has been given a new role in the House of Commons after being appointed to join the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
He is one of eleven backbenchers responsible for examining the Foreign Office’s expenditure and work, and the UK’s participation with international bodies including the EU, UN and NATO.
The committee will also assess the UK’s foreign policy and how COVID-19 has impacted international relations. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is also a major strand of work likely to be affected by the ongoing global crisis.
The Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP, who represents one of the most diverse constituencies in the UK, told the News: “The people and organisations of our community in Southwark have a global impact and now I can hope to match it.”
Coyle officially joined the committee on May 11. He also continues in his role on the Work and Pensions Committee, where he has lobbied for changes to Universal Credit and is now calling for better protection for workers from COVID-19.