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All Party Parliamentary Groups

All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross party, interest groups that are run by and for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. APPGs are not given any powers or funding from Parliament as they have no official status. They cover a wide range of subjects; some foster links with other countries, some address particular issues, and some exist for social reasons.

I have been a member of the following APPGs:

  • Epilepsy (Vice Chair)
  • City Regions Group (Vice Chair)
  • St. George's Day (Vice Chair)
  • Abolition of the Death Penalty
  • CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
  • CAFOD
  • Beer Group APPG (Executive member)
  • Rugby League APPG (Chair)
  • Extraordinary Rendition APPG
  • Ageing and Older People APPG
  • Suicide and Self Harm Prevention (Vice Chair)
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes
  • Housing and Care for Older People
  • Save the Pub Group (Chair)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care APPG
  • Digital Economy Bill
  • Rugby Union
  • Light Rail (Chair)
  • Mountaineering (Vice Chair)
  • Boxing
  • Refugees
  • Social Tourism
  • Asthma
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Paediatric Mobility (Chair)
  • Personal Debt
  • Balanced and Sustainable Communities
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union British Group
  • British Norwegian APPG
  • Small Shops APPG
  • Dying Well
  • Debt, Aid and Trade

I am also a patron of Westminster Education Forum.