Select committees have become increasingly important in parliament as a way of holding the government to account. Committees closely shadow the work of a government department and scrutinise its actions; they act very much as a critical friend and, sometimes, as a constructive opposition.
Being a Member of Parliament is one of the biggest privileges anyone can be given. Having the residents of Hinckley and Bosworth put their trust in me is an honour, as is working in such an historic place as the Palace of Westminster.
Leicestershire MPs Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire) and Dr Luke Evans (Bosworth) met with the Road Minister, Baroness Vere, earlier this week in order to discuss safety concerns raised over the A5.
Luke Evans, the new Member of Parliament for Bosworth, has spoken about his eagerness to start representing the residents of Hinckley and Bosworth at Westminster after spending his first Christmas in the constituency following his election to Parliament.