Following the announcement of the election of Select Committee Chairs, Crispin Blunt had the following statement:
"Many congratulations to Tom Tugendhat on retaining the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. I would like to thank him and Bob Seely for the manner of the contest for the Chair and wish him continued success for his second term. My thanks as well to all my colleagues who supported me. The committee remains in Tom’s energetic and dynamic hands and I’m sure will continue to go from strength to strength."