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Ex-Tory MP is new head of watchdog

Andrew Tyrie, ex-chairman of the Treasury Select Committee (PA)
Andrew Tyrie, ex-chairman of the Treasury Select Committee (PA)

By Ben Woods

Andrew Tyrie, the former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, has been appointed the boss of Britain's competition watchdog.

The Government has announced that the much-respected interrogator and ex-Conservative MP for Chichester will become chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Mr Tyrie, who gained notoriety for his grillings of Prime Ministers, Bank of England officials and industry bosses, will take over from David Currie.

His appointment comes at a crucial moment for the body, as officials scrutinise a string of high-profile deals.

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