The All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) was formally established last week after a meeting at the House of Commons to elect officer.
Conservative member for Enfield North Nick De Bois was elected chair of the APPG, with Labour Member for Edinburgh South Ian Murray acting as vice chair. Steve Brine and Paul Uppal were elected at treasurer and secretary respectively.
The first APPG meeting will take place on 13 June with Excel CEO Kevin Murphy addressing the panel about business events. There will also be a talk about outdoor, cultural events and festivals as well as familiarisation visits to various venues for members.
The establishment of the group follows lobby work by Event Industry Forum (EIF) and The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP).
Here’s the list of APPG members in full:
Esther McVey – Con - Wirral West
Karen Lumley – Con - Redditch
Laura Sandys – Con - South Thanet
Paul Uppal - Con - Wolverhampton South
Mark Menzies – Con – Fylde
Caroline Dineage - Con - Gosport
Jack Dromey – Lab - Birmingham Erdington
Michael Dugher – Lab - Barnsley East
Tom Greatrex – Lab - Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Tony Lloyd – Lab - Manchester Central
Ian Murray – Lab - Edinburgh South
Stephen Timms – Lab - East Ham
Don Foster - Lib Dem - Bath
Adrian Saunders - Lib Dem - Torbay
Lord Lee - Lib Dem - Trafford
Anas Sarwar – Lab - Glasgow Central
Richard Harrington – Con - Watford
Charlotte Leslie – Con - Bristol North West
John Cryer – Lab - Leyton and Wanstead
Emily Thornberry – Lab - Islington
Dan Byles – Con - North Warwickshire and Bedworth
John Pugh - Lib Dem – Southport
Steve Brine – Con - Winchester
Kevin Brennan – Lab - Cardiff West
Connor Burns – Con - Bournemouth West
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