After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general

Six Tory MPs from across the party divide are running for chair of the powerful Treasury select committee. What are their chances?

A hotly contested race for one of Westminster’s most coveted jobs enters its final stages this weekend as six Conservatives battle to run the powerful Treasury select committee.

Once seen as a consolation prize for MPs passed over for a cabinet seat, since the financial crisis of 2008 the occupant has become better known – and arguably more influential – than many ministers.

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