BOE Governor Mark Carney was a regular target, facing tough questions on everything from his early U-turn on forward guidance for monetary policy, to payment system outages, to his reticence last year to clarify how long he wanted to serve in the role. Other central bank officials who endured his inquisitions included Gertjan Vlieghe, a policy maker and former Brevan Howard Asset Management economist who was forced to sell his stake in that partnership to avoid a conflict of interest.
One of the most senior Conservative lawmakers unexpectedly quit the House of Commons and will not stand in the June 8 general election. Andrew Tyrie, 60, was chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s Treasury Committee and represented Chichester in southern England. Back in 2015, Chichester voted 58 percent for Conservatives. A year later, it narrowly voted in favor of Brexit, though Tyrie himself campaigned against leaving the European Union.