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A HAMPSHIRE MEP has been re-elected to lead a European Parliament committee.

Liberal Democrat Sharon Bowles has again been chosen as chairwoman of the economic and monetary affairs committee, which is responsible for legislation in economic governance and financial services.

Sharon will chair the committee for the remaining two and half years of the parliamentary term.

She said: ‘I am grateful to all colleagues for their support and am sure that we will continue to be an engine for ideas and policy-making as we face the sovereign crisis and the need for growth.’