University 18 Yrs + | Parliament
Types of Members of Parliament – The House of Commons Expert
Some MPs do not aspire to be Ministers or may have had a brief period in office and now do not expect to be a Minister again.
Another avenue is to become a Select Committee Chair and this provides an extra salary of around £15,000 and more influence than many Junior Ministers would have.
Other MPs may become an expert on Commons procedure and defenders of Parliament against the Executive. The new Backbench Business Committee created in 2010 is another vehicle for this.