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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for London

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To promote London in the interests of all its people, places and businesses as a global city and powerhouse of the economy.

London MPs and Peers have come together for the first time to provide a voice for London in Parliament. The group’s purpose is to promote the capital in the interests of all Londoners. Within this objective, the specific focus is to work on the policy areas as agreed at the 2016 AGM (see below).  Meetings will be organised around these themes with invited speakers.

Download the 2016 AGM report

London Councils provides the secretariat to the group on behalf of London Government including the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The group is listed on the APPG Register.

APPG meetings are open to representatives of organisations interested and affected by this issue. If you wish to attend, please allow enough time to get through security – for Committee Rooms the entrance is via Cromwell Green or at Portcullis House for meetings there.

Autumn programme of events

Please note the following APPG for London events in your diaries. Further details will be issued nearer the time on this website and on Twitter.
If you have any questions, please do contact us.

5 September 4.30 - 5.30pm, Macmillan room, Portcullis House.
Topic ‘Attracting the skills and talent London’s businesses need’
Speakers from CBI, Federation of Small Businesses & King’s Commission on London

17 October 2 - 3pm, Macmillan Room, Portcullis House.
Topic ‘Spending Review 2019’
Speakers from London Councils

28 November 2 - 3pm, Macmillan room, Portcullis House.
Joint meeting with APPG for Greater Manchester
Topic & Speakers tbc

Previous meetings

Date/Time: Tuesday 19 June 2018

Subject: Knife Crime.

This will be a joint meeting with the APPG on Knife Crime.

Further details TBC.

Date / Time: Wednesday 21 March 2018, between 3.00 - 4.00pm

Subject: The role of the Charitable and Social Enterprise Sectors in London

Location: Committee Room 21, Second Floor, House of Commons

The panel of speakers will be as follows:

  • James Banks, Director of London Funders
  • Sioned Churchill, Director of Special Initiatives & Evaluation, Trust for London
  • Simon Boyle, Chef & Founder, Beyond Food Foundation
  • Alderman Alison Gowman, Chairman of The City Bridge Trust Committee, City of London Corporation

The charity and social enterprise sectors play an important role in London. The APPG not only wants to highlight their work and contribution to London's civic life, but also to ask if and how the relationship between the sectors and national / local government needs to change in order to help deliver positive benefits to Londoners. We will also explore what more could be done to help the sector improve outcomes and what role Parliament could have in this aim. This will be not only an opportunity to hear from pan-London funders and specific organisations in the field, but also to help develop a better understanding and support for these key sectors.

You do not need to register to attend. Space in the Committee Room is limited, but just enter Parliament through the public entrance on Cromwell Green, allowing time to go through security, and head to Committee rooms on the second floor.


Futher devolution to cities

When: Monday 20 November, between 4 - 5pm.

Where: Macmillan Room, 1st floor of Portcullis House, House of Commons

The London APPG is delighted to co-host this meeting with the APPG for Greater Manchester. W

London and Greater Manchester are at the forefront of the devolution debate. This joint meeting will bring together the APPGs for each region to help ensure that the agenda remains energised, asking what next for devolution? Following the General Election, London government has continued to engage in devolution negotiations and want to be prepared for new opportunities to secure devolution that may emerge in the period ahead.  

However, it seems that progress on devolution has stalled. Coming ahead of the budget, this meeting is an ideal opportunity for London and Greater Manchester to further the debate. A briefing paper will be sent out nearer the meeting date. The meeting will be chaired by Bob Neill MP and Lucy Powell MP and we are delighted to welcome the following speakers who will lead the discussion:     

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair London Councils and Leader of London Borough of Haringey Council

Professor Tony Travers, Professor, Department of Government, LSE

Lord Jim O’Neill of Gatley, former Treasury Minister

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)


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