NEW Bolton North East MP Mark Logan has been given his first House of Commons post since being elected on December 12.

He has been appointed to its Science and Technology Select Committee.

The all-party group inquires into key issues and grills experts, ministers and officials.

Mr Logan said: “The future of our great country will be decided by our technological prowess.

"I can’t wait to scrutinise government policy, especially as technology will allow people in Bolton North East to prosper,” he added.