I am delighted to have been elected to serve on the important and influential Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.
Events that happen overseas have a direct impact on our security and prosperity. The world is unstable. There is conflict throughout the Middle East creating mass migration and millions of displaced refugees.
North Korea is close to having a deliverable nuclear weapon, we have a new hard-line President in the White House and the fight against Daesh and international terrorism is far from won.
Closer to home the UK is negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union and forging new trade deals across the world.
The job of the Foreign Affairs Committee is to scrutinise the performance of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Secretary of State and Ministers as well as holding enquiries into past and future policy.
The balance of power is shifting around the world and the Foreign Affairs Committee will be keeping a close eye on developments.