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. 

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 MPs, Peers and representatives of organisations interested in and affected by the issues being discussed. To hear about future meetings, sign up to get updates from us.

Events programme

Upcoming meetings

Summer reception  Monday 26 June 2023, 6.30-8.30pm

The APPG for London will bring together London MPs, Peers and guests from across London local government, business, charities, academia and the media at our summer reception.


Previous meetings

AGM – Monday 24 April 2023

Officers were elected for the year ahead at the APPG for London's AGM. We were also joined by guest speaker Martin Machray, Executive Director of Performance for London, NHS England who gave an update on current health issues in the capital.

APPG for London minutes 24.04.23

Income and Expenditure Statement 2022-23

How are young Londoners navigating the cost-of-living crisis? – Monday 6 March 2023

At this event in partnership with London Youth, MPs and Peers heard first-hand accounts from young Londoners about the challenges they face and the ways in which rising costs are affecting their daily lives.

APPG for London minutes 06.03.22

Winter reception – Wednesday 14 December 2022

The group brought together London MPs, Peers and representatives from across London government, business and other key organisations at this year's winter reception. We were joined by speakers including Paul Scully MP, Minister for London and Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils.

London homelessness briefing  Monday 5 December 2022

The APPG for London and APPG for Ending Homelessness met to discuss the strategies in place to support homeless Londoners and policy priorities for reducing homelessness in the capital. Speakers included Jamie Carswell, Co-Chair of the London Housing Directors' Group, Jasmine Basran, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Crisis and Jacob Quagliozzi, Director of England, Housing Justice. See coverage by Local Government Chronicle.

APPG for London minutes 05.12.22

Supporting Londoners facing cost-of-living pressures Monday 17 October 2022

The APPG met to discuss the pressures facing Londoners and perspectives from the local government, voluntary, and business sectors. See coverage by OnLondon.

APPG for London minutes 17.10.22

Have your say: London's plan for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Monday 27 June 2022

All London MPs were invited to hear from the Greater London Authority and London Councils about the proposed approach to London’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund investment plan, before it was submitted to the government for consideration.

Watch a recording of this meeting

Staying local to go far: Modern universities as placemakers in London – Wednesday 15 June 2022

This roundtable organised with MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, considered London's skill needs and universities' links with industry in the context of levelling up.

London's response to the Ukraine refugee crisis – Monday 23 May 2022

Parliamentarians were invited to discuss London's response to the Ukraine refugee crisis to date, hear from external speakers and share best practice from across the city.

APPG for London minutes 23.05.22

AGM – Monday 28 March 2022

All Parliamentarians were invited to attend the AGM of the APPG for London where the officers were elected.

APPG for London minutes 28.03.22

Spending Review 2021: Priorities for economic recovery, levelling up, and London's local services  Wednesday 22 September 2021 

Ahead of the government unveiling its spending review and autumn budget, London parliamentarians were invited to a briefing and discussion on the capital's priorities in the context of securing the post-pandemic economic recovery and the government's levelling up agenda. 

APPG for London minutes 22.09.21

Business Recovery in London – Monday 5 July 2021

London businesses were disproportionately hit by the pandemic. At this meeting, London parliamentarians heard from London’s business community about the support they need to recover and the pivotal role of business in the future economic growth of the whole country.

APPG for London minutes 05.07.21

What next for London's businesses?  Tuesday 8 September 2020

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 2020

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

Watch a recording of this event

APPG for London minutes 24.06.20


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Officers of the APPG for London


Sir Bob Neill, Co-Chair 

MP for Bromley and Chislehurst 


         Florence Eshalomi, Co-Chair

MP for Vauxhall


Catherine West, Secretary

MP for Hornsey & Wood Green

Lord Tope Portrair

Lord Graham Tope, Vice-Chair


Bob Blackman, Vice-Chair

MP for Harrow East


David Simmonds, Vice-Chair

MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Feryal Clark, Vice-Chair

MP for Enfield North

Dawn Butler, Vice-Chair

MP for Brent Central

Marsha De Cordova, Vice-Chair

MP for Battersea

Munira Wilson, Vice-Chair

MP for Twickenham


Recent activity

Spring Budget

The APPG for London urged the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to boost economic growth in London, from reintroducing tax-free shopping for tourists to maintaining support for Londoners struggling with their energy bills. See coverage by the Evening Standard.

Arts Funding

Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate led by our Co-Chair Sir Bob Neill MP, the APPG expressed concern about reduced arts funding allocations in the capital. See coverage by The Stage.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Ahead of the Spring Statement, our Co-Chairs wrote to the Financial Times making the case for London to receive the resources it needs to tackle major unemployment and skills challenges.

Levelling up

The APPG for London highlighted the capital's crucial contribution to the UK's prosperity, as well as London's immense economic and social needs, ahead of the expected publication of the government's levelling up white paper 

London's recovery

Our Co-Chairs wrote to the Evening Standard to make the case for investing in London ahead of the Spending Review.


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