All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for London

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

The APPG for London is a forum for MPs and Peers to work together on a cross-party basis to strengthen the capital's voice in Parliament. The group’s purpose is to promote the capital in the interests of all Londoners. 

Download the APPG for London 2018-19 annual review

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.

The APPG's themes for the year are:

  • Devolution: Bringing power closer to communities
  • Meeting London’s skills needs
  • Tackling crime in the capital

APPG meetings are open to representatives of organisations interested in and affected by the issues being discussed. If you wish to attend, please contact the APPG secretariat team. 

2020 programme of events

Previous meetings

What next for London's businesses? - Tuesday 8 September 

The APPG brought together experts from the City of London Corporation, UK Hospitality, and the London Economic Action Partnership to discuss how the capital's businesses have coped with Covid-19 and what needs to happen next to ensure they recover.

APPG for London minutes 08.09.20 

Covid-19's impact on London boroughs' finances - Wednesday 24 June

In its first-ever virtual meeting, the APPG considered the impact of Covid-19 on London boroughs' finances. 

Watch a recording of this event.


Meeting of APPG officers and stakeholder group - Monday 27 January 

Following discussion of the priority issues facing London, the APPG's themes for the year were chosen.

Read the minutes. 


Inaugural meeting in the new Parliament - Tuesday 14 January 

Parliamentarians met to reconsitute the APPG. 


Previous meetings (in 2019)

Annual general meeting - Tuesday 23 July

The 2019 AGM saw the re-election of the officers and the successful re-registeration of the group with the parliamentary authorities. 

Summer reception - Wednesday 26 June

Kindly sponsored by London First.  

London's HIV challenge - Monday 20 May

With London set to host Fast-Track Cities 2019 (the first international gathering of cities accelerating their responses to HIV) in September, this APPG for London meeting was a timely opportunity to consider the capital's HIV challenge and the policies needed to help end HIV altogether. 

Read the minutes.

Brexit and London's businesses - Monday 11 February 

This meeting focused on the implications of leaving the EU for businesses in the capital. Guest speakers from three key business sectors shared their perspectives. 

Read the minutes. 




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Officers of the APPG for London



Sir Bob Neill, Co-Chair 

MP for Bromley and Chislehurst 



Catherine West, Secretary

MP for Hornsey & Wood Green

Lord Tope Portrair

Lord Graham Tope, Vice-Chair



Florence Eshalomi, Vice-Chair

MP for Vauxhall


David Simmonds, Vice-Chair

MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Feryal Clark, Co-Chair

MP for Enfield North

Rupa Huq, Vice Chair

MP for Ealing Central and Acton


APPG reports and publications


Civil Society Strategy consultation response

The APPG responded to the Government’s civil society strategy consultation.

Read the Civil Strategy consultation response

Bridging the Skills Gap

A radical overhaul of the skills system across the UK is needed if businesses are to avoid the negative effects of Brexit. Organisations in the capital are facing significant challenges as they seek to recruit employees with the right skills to do the job.

Read the report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for London

View the extended web content to accompany the report

Air Quality

Read  our Air Quality briefing

Devolution for London

See two documents on devolution to London prepared by the Greater London Authority and London Councils

Devolution briefing

London Finance Commission - updated charts