Wealden MP Nus Ghani has been appointed to serve on the House of Commons Panel of Chairs.
The panel is made up of three Deputy Speakers and MPs chosen by the speaker.
The role of members is to chair Public Bill committees and other general committees in the House of Commons, chair debates in Westminster Hall. They may also act as temporary chair during a committee of the whole House.
In addition the panel has the power to meet to consider matters relating to procedure in the general committees and reports its findings to the House of Commons.
Members are appointed to serve for the life of the Parliament.
Nus Ghani said: “It is an honour to be appointed by the Speaker and to play a key part in legislating for our country and delivering on the Government’s programme of work as agreed in the Queen’s Speech.
“The position of chair during committee meetings or Westminster Hall debates comes with great responsibility of ensuring that our oldest legal processes are adhered to.
“Parliament sets the law, and, as an MP, it is my job to help shape and establish new laws.
As a chair, I now have a further role in overseeing Bills and debates for our country.
“I hope to do Wealden proud in this role. I look forward to declaring ‘Order, Order’ at my first sitting soon.”